One our readers recently sent us a picture of a worm-like creature she found. The picture was not the best quality, but from what we can see, it is highly possible that this is a grub worm. The grub worm actually isn’t a worm at all, it is a type of larval form of beetles. There are hundreds of species of these grub worms, so it is difficult for us to make a solid identification based on our reader’s picture.
Grubs are mostly found outdoors in areas like mulch and dirt. They generally live underground and do intense damage to lawns and gardens. If your lawn has gotten brown and the grass has started to die, there is a good possibility that you have a grub infestation. People have reported having grubs inside of their house, but it is something that does not happen very often. Weather and moisture are two of the factors that drive grubs inside a home.
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Grubs vary in color and size. Some of the smallest grubs have been less than 3 inches in length, but there have been some as long as 7 inches found as well. Regardless of the size of the grubs, they can still do quite a lot of damage to lawns and gardens.
In summary, our reader has sent a picture of a worm-like creature she found. From the quality of the picture, it is highly likely that this is a grub worm. They are not usually found inside of the house and are generally found eating lawns and crops in gardens.
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