Recently we heard from a reader that has been finding small worms or larvae in various parts of her house, but mostly in the bathroom. She sent us a video, and also mentioned that these creatures appear to be reflective and seem to either be sticky or have the ability to latch on to items.
Like our reader mentioned, the specimen does appear to be reflective. And it also looks flat and long. In the video, the worm moves one end up into a hook position and rotates it in a circle. Since the video is so closely focused on the creature, we don’t have anything to use for a size comparison, but the reader did say that they were small. It is also noteworthy that this critter has rough edges, and does not appear to be segmented. What could this organism be?
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Unfortunately, we do not know what this creature is. Although our reader provided us with a great description and video, sometimes we are still unable to come up with an answer and/or identification.
We have heard from other readers who have found critters with very similar descriptions around their homes, but the situations are often much worse. These readers also discovered small white organisms in their skin and bodies. In some cases, the worm in question has been identified as a threadworm. However, this isn’t consistent. Since our reader didn’t mention any of these symptoms, we doubt it is the same creature. We have provided this additional information just in case our reader is also suffering and wasn’t explicit in her original question. If our reader is experiencing symptoms that cause her pain or discomfort, we recommend she go see a medical professional.
To summarize, a reader asked us to identify some sticky white worms she has found in her house. We were unable to come up with an identification, but we have heard of a similar worm from other readers.
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