Pink Worm

Pinkish Worms Go Unidentified

Someone recently commented on our page “I have worms in my house but they look pinkish and I don’t know what to do?” This was the entire comment, so there is clearly a lot of information missing. We don’t know the size, shape, behavior, or quantity of worms. We don’t have a picture so we cannot determine if they mean pinkish as in almost red but lighter, or almost white but with a darker hue (The picture featured with this article is of a pink worm that a different reader found.) Finally, we don’t know where in the house these worm were discovered. Were they hiding in the kitchen pantry? In the toilet bowl? Near a window or door?

Most of our posts are from readers who discover worms in their home and are then curious about what type of worms these are. It is easiest for us to identify the creatures found when we have photo evidence, or when readers provide a very detailed description that leaves little to the imagination. This is not the case for this particular comment.

UPDATE! All About Worms has partnered with HealthLabs so that
you can get tested for parasites at a fully-qualified lab near you,
no doctor's visit required
! Check it out at HealthLabs.com!

The most common “pinkish” worm that readers find in their homes is an earthworm. However, earthworms can vary significantly in color from a dark brown to light purple and everything in between. We are hesitant to suggest this is what he found since we have so little to base our identification on. However, we will say that what he found might be an earthworm. It also might be a large handful of other various worm or worm-like organisms.

We can tell our reader that he should start with giving his house a thorough cleaning. This should include sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and making sure that the vents, windows, and doors of his home are properly sealed and functioning. If he cleans and continues to find worms in his home, there might be more to the issue. We invite him to send us in a photo of these “pinkish worms” or to send us a description with much more detail than color.

In conclusion, a reader commented on our site that he found some “pinkish worms” in his home. There are many potential worms that could fit this description, so we don’t feel we have enough information to make a solid identification.

No Paywall Here!
All About Worms is and always has been a free resource. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or make you give us your email address, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to pay our research authors, and to run and maintain the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep All About Worms free?
Click for amount options
Other Amount:
What info did we provide for you today?:
Summary
Article Name
Pinkish Worms Go Unidentified
Description
A reader commented on our site that he found some “pinkish worms” in his home. There are many potential worms that could fit this description, so we don’t feel we have enough information to make a solid identification.
Author

1 Comment

  1. Jazmin

    Hi! I just found a worm/ caterpillar that looks like the one in the picture in this article. What is it?

Leave a Comment (but to submit a question please use the "Submit a Question" link above; we can't respond to questions posted as a comment)

Menu / Search

All About Worms