Reader Finds Flea Larvae in Bed

One of our readers recently sent us several photographs of worm-like organisms he found on his bed-sheets. We appreciate the high-quality photos and information about where he found these creatures. With these details, identifying the mysterious organisms will be a lot easier!


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The photo shows an organism that has a segmented body with translucent skin and black insides. We are confident that these are flea larvae. Our reader didn’t mention that he has pets, but we are guessing that he has either dogs, cats, or both in his home. His pets are likely the source of these larvae.

It isn’t uncommon for readers with pets to find flea larvae in their beds, so our reader shouldn’t worry too much. Getting rid of these creatures is fairly straightforward, though it will require intense cleaning and a trip to the vet.

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Before our reader starts cleaning, we encourage him to take his pet (or pets) to the vet to get diagnosed and properly treated for fleas. As fleas are quite common, this treatment should be relatively easy and inexpensive.

Once his pets are taken care of, he will need to start cleaning. Since he found these larvae in his bed, we recommend he begin by washing all of his bedding. He should also vacuum, dust, and sweep his entire house. He should especially focus on cleaning anywhere that his pets hang out since there might be more larvae in those areas. Finally, he should wash all of his pets’ bedding and clean all of their toys.

To wrap up, we are confident that the worm-like organisms our reader found in his bed are flea larvae. Though parasitic to pets, humans aren’t often bothered by fleas or flea larvae (although while the fleas that tend to show up on cats and dogs prefer our pets, they can also bite humans). However, we recommend he take his pets to the vet ASAP and get started cleaning to eliminate these specimens!

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Reader Finds Flea Larvae in Bed
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Reader Finds Flea Larvae in Bed
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We are confident that the worm-like organisms our reader found in his bed are flea larvae. We recommend he take his pets to the vet ASAP and get started cleaning to eliminate these specimens!
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Author: Worm Researcher Dori

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