Patio Covered in Tiny Worms

We recently received an interesting inquiry from a reader in Texas. She wrote “I’m not sure if what appeared on my patio this evening is actually a worm. Hundreds of them appeared…they are very tiny (only about 1/8 -1/4 of an inch long), very skinny, kind of light brown or tan colored. Since I can’t find any of them in my flowerbeds or lawn, it’s almost like they blew down from somewhere.” Our reader sprayed these creatures, and when she stepped on some of them they turned to powder. She is curious if we know what these are and if she can expect more of them.

Unfortunately, without a picture it is impossible to say for sure what she might be dealing with. Based on the description we think these are probably larvae, not worms. However, without more information it is difficult to determine which type of larvae this is.


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If these creatures don’t clear up, we encourage our reader to snap a photo and send it in so we can have another shot at figuring out what exactly these larvae are.

Overall, our reader came across hundreds of larvae on her patio. Despite her description, we were unable to determine what these might be.

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Patio Covered in Tiny Worms
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Patio Covered in Tiny Worms
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We recently received an interesting inquiry from a reader in Texas. She wrote “I’m not sure if what appeared on my patio this evening is actually a worm. Hundreds of them appeared…they are very tiny (only about 1/8 -1/4 of an inch long), very skinny, kind of light brown or tan colored. Since I can’t find any of them in my flowerbeds or lawn, it’s almost like they blew down from somewhere.” Our reader sprayed these creatures, and when she stepped on some of them they turned to powder. She is curious if we know what these are and if she can expect more of them.
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