Tag: casemaking clothes moth larvae
White Worm-like Organisms and Other Strange Debris Plague Home
“Over the last two weeks I have been finding these white worm-like things randomly around the house (stove stop, wood floors, granite counters)”, writes Emily in her submission regarding the array of different-looking organisms pictured below. “I’ve also been finding what I believe are either dried up worms like these, or possibly shedding? There are a slew of other random bits I’ve been finding throughout the house (white grubby things, yellowish crusty bits, yellowish orange smears on cabinets). I’ve had two different pest control people come to look and they keep saying this is “normal house debris”, but in the twelve years I’ve been in my home, I’ve never had this. I do a thorough counter wipe down, vacuum, wet mop each night and I find this “house debris” again in the morning.”
Ball of Hair Attached to Sticky Substance Could be the Work of Casemaking Clothes Moths
“Can you identify this?” asks Deborah in her submission, in which she attached the photograph below. “It was found attached to a sticky substance inside a mattress cover.” Now, we assume she means the tangle of hair/fur, though there is also an oblong object in the photo that is partly brown and partly a silver-gray color, and we are not sure if she could be referring to that: given its shape, perhaps it is a worm-like creature. That said, it looks more like a rusty pen. It would have been helpful in this case to receive more context from Deborah, but alas, we’ll have to make do!
White Organic Matter Found in Broom Could be Shed Insect Skins
“Can you help me identify this?” asks Cheryl about the white and brown, organic-looking matter pictured below.” I live in Las Vegas and found this while cleaning my broom.” Firstly, we must point out that the matter in the photo does not have any recognizable characteristics of a living worm-like organism, especially the two oddly-shaped, brown pieces of matter next to the long, white thing, which looks more like it could have something to do with worms. Secondly, we want to bring attention to the brown object nearer the bottom of the photo, and the seemingly translucent nature of what looks like folded pieces of thin material. We think this looks like it could be the shed skin of a larva or full-grown insect.
Red-headed, Translucent Worm Found in Bug Enclosure is a Casemaking Clothes Moth Caterpillar
“I would love to know what these are and if they are harmful to my other specimens”, states this reader in her submission regarding the semi-transparent, yellow, worm-like creature with a red head pictured below. It is a bit difficult to spot among all the dark objects in the photo, but in the center you can see the clear worm-like critter making its way between these objects.”
Maggot Found Dragging Clumps of Fluff Up Walls is a Casemaking Clothes Moth Larva
“What fresh hell is this?” asks this reader about the larva-like creature buried in a piece of lint pictured below. He describes it as having a “long white body and dark head.”
White Worms Found in Puppy’s Play Area are Clothes Moth Larvae
“I live in South Carolina, and woke up this morning to dozens of these”, states this reader concerning the white larva-like creature pictured below. “What are they, how can I get rid of them and prevent them in the future?” she asks.
Thin, Clear Worm-like Organisms Infest This Reader’s Clothing in Oklahoma
“I really hope you can help us” pleads this reader in Oklahoma, who is concerned about the “long, very thin, clear worm things” she has been finding in her clothes. “I don’t think that they are parasitic, but they are seriously horrible.” Upon moving in to a new place, our reader discovered these organisms on her clothing. After drying her clothes, the spots in which the worms were found were still damp. “I have tried everything I could think of to get them out of our clothes, but nothing has helped,” she reports. At this point, all of her clothes are infested, and she is looking for help from us.
Brown-striped Larvae and Piles of Rice-like Ovoids are Signs of an Ongoing Carpet Beetle Infestation
“I found about 10 of these last week on a little couch in my bedroom and thought they came from a cardboard box” states this woman in Las Vegas, NV. Our reader wants to know if this is a carpet beetle in the photo below or “something else.”
Multicolored Worm-shaped Object Found on Bedsheet Turns Out to be a Piece of Lint
“I found this worm on my laundered bed sheet as I was making my bed,” says this reader about the multi-colored object pictured below. Our reader asks if we can identify it for him and specifically if it is a midge fly larva.
White Worms with Brown Heads Infesting Angora Couch are Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae
“I’m really freaked out. Please help!” exclaims our reader in her submission concerning the larvae and casings she recently found in her sofa. “The worms are white with a tiny bit of brown on the end.”
Pinkish-white Worm Found on Curtain by Baby’s Bed is a Clothes Moth Caterpillar
“My sister found a worm in her baby’s bed curtain and we didn’t find out what kind of worm it is,” states this reader in his submission to us regarding what appears to be a pinkish-white larva-like creature with a black/dark brown head. Our reader wonders if it is dangerous, and hopes that we can tell him what the creature is.
Shell-like Critters Hanging From the Ceiling by Threads of Web May be Inchworms or Something Else
After finding several organisms that resemble “white shell[s]” hanging over her bed, this reader contacts us in the hope that we can help with this recurring issue. “Sadly”, our reader did not send any pictures, but she hopes nonetheless that we can identify the creatures and give some advice as to how she can ensure they do not reappear.
White Worm Found in Toilet Bowl is Likely a Larva and Not a Parasite
“Can you please identify this dude?” asks this reader at the end of his query about the white worm-like creature he found in his toilet bowl. The creature was found in the morning, and our reader has “not yet ascertained whether this thing came from [his] body or not.”
Maggots Roaming Bathroom Floor Could be Clothes Moth Larvae or House Fly Larvae
“I have found about seven of these tiny white maggots on my bathroom floor this morning in various locations” states this reader about the short, maggot-like creatures pictured below. Our reader additionally asks where the creatures may be coming from and what she can do to get rid of them.
Semi-transparent, Off-white Worm is Either a Pantry Moth Larva or Webbing Clothes Moth Larva
“What kind of worm is this? Please let me know,” asks this reader in his submission. The worm our reader is referring to is an off-white, semi-transparent color, with a dark brown, bulbous head and a tubular body.
A Very Brief Look at Eradicating Infestations of Moth and Housefly Larvae
‘How do I get rid of moth larvae and common house fly larvae in Northwest Georgia’ asks this reader in his one-line query to us. Despite the lack of photographs and context, we will do our best to answer this question.
Webbing Clothes Moth Larvae Found Between Clothing in Basement
“Please help!” this reader exclaims about the white, larva-looking creature pictured below. “I found these between my clothes that were in the basement” he states, before asking us what he should do about his situation.
Whitish Worms on Shower Curtain Could Be Clothes Moth Larvae or Fall Armyworms
“Last night I was getting in the shower and everything was going fine until I look up and there are dozens of tiny whitish worms just chilling on my shower curtain,” begins this reader in his query. Based in Northern Worcester County in Massachusetts, our reader asks that we tell him what these creatures are and how to get rid of them.
Horsehair Worms and Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae Discovered Among Various Organisms by Concerned Woman
What seems to be a variety of organisms of various appearances have been found by this reader, who sent us screenshots she took from a video showcasing the organisms moving. The first pictures displays what looks to be a collection of brown and/or tan pieces of matter, the second showcasing the worm that “looks like a piece of hair but isn’t”, and the third shows the “fuzzy” “sack” that is taken through the lens of a microscope.
Clear-White “Worm-looking Thing” in Bedroom is a Clothes Moth Larva
One of our readers recently sent in a picture of a “worm-looking thing” they have been finding on their bed at “random occasions”. Upon zooming in on the photograph our reader sent in, the worm in question appears to be a clear-white color, with a dark spot on one end of its body, which we assume to be its head, and a slightly darker inside.