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Yellow Worm-like Creature with Antennae and Many Legs is a House Centipede

“It was wriggling like a worm and didn’t have legs”, states this reader in “Rural England” concerning the creature pictured below. He adds that it was less than an inch in length and that it was found in his house.

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Black Worm-like Creature Found Dead and Dried Up is a Millipede

“I found this under my bed when moving it. It was dried up and about 1-2 inches long”, states this reader about the blackish-brown organism pictured below. “Can you let me know what type of worm this is, if it is one?”

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Dark-colored Worm with Stinger and Feelers is Likely a Centipede

“When I tried to decapitate it with my thumbnail, it appeared to curl like a scorpion and a tiny stinger appeared on the tail!” exclaims this reader in his submission regarding an organism of a “dark color” he found. “What could it be?”

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Yellow Worm with Many Legs Found in Pool is a Centipede

“Found this in my pool this morning”, states this reader concerning the yellow creature below. The organism in question has antennae, a brown head, and multiple legs running the length of its body.

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Brown Worm with Antennae Found in Sink is a Baby Centipede

“Found in bathroom sink”, states this reader in North Carolina about the minuscule, reddish-brown creature pictured below. The organism has a slender body, and a pair of antennae atop a lighter-colored head.

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Woman Spits Out What Appears to Be a Centipede

“Can millipedes/centipedes survive in the human body?!” exclaims this reader in her submission. She asks with regard to the centipede-like creature she happened to spit out when brushing her teeth.

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Super Twisty, Pale Yellow Creatures Found in Mulch are Likely Centipedes

“The creature that we keep finding is super twisty, super fast. It has a number of legs, and its body is a very pale yellow or khaki,” states this reader about the organisms showing up at the daycare she works at.

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Pink Segmented Creature Found in Shower is a Millipede

“This critter was found on the top edge of a shower tile, where it meets the drywall” states this reader about the pink, segmented creature below. Our reader asks if this is a centipede larva, and we will do our best to answer him.

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Centipede and Millipedes Coexist in this Reader’s Home and She has Questions

“I live in Spain and often find what I believe to be millipedes in my apartment,” starts this reader in her query. She has also found what she suspects is a centipede, and wonders if millipedes and centipedes can coexist, as well as if “Raid is the best thing” to use to “get rid of them.”

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Multi-legged, Yellow Worm-like Creature is a Centipede

“Is this strange, worm-like creature parasitic to my dog?” asks this reader about the long, multi-legged creature photographed below. This beige-colored worm with antennae on its head has our reader worried for his dog, who “threw up with specks of blood” prior to the creature’s discovery, and who already has fleas our reader is trying to control.

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Red Organism with Antennae Found in Shower Drain is a Centipede

“What is this!?!!!” begins this query, sent in by a first time mom who is “slightly terrified” of the organism she found when unclogging her shower. At first she thought this long, reddish-brown critter with antennae was a parasite, but after a while became uncertain and hopes that we can identify the organism for her.

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Hoards of Millipedes Infest This Reader’s Vegetable Garden and Basement

“I am assuming that these are harmless millipedes,” states our reader about the organisms that she has been finding in her garden and basement. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is experiencing an “infestation” “after bringing leaf mulch” into her garden “from another garden two years ago.”

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“Some Type of Worm” with 20 Sets of Legs Turns Out to be a Centipede

“Some type of worm” was found by this reader in her house, and she asks that we tell her what it is. Our reader has never seen a “worm” like this before, which appears to have a long body, with “15 or 16 sets of legs” (though we count 20) sprouting from its sides, a yellowish coloration, antennae on its head, and a set of “hard” pincers at its rear.

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Dark, Multi-Legged Creature is a Centipede

“What kind of worm is this?” wonders one of our readers, who recently sent in a photograph of this dark goliath. The creature in question appears to be black/dark brown in color, with a long, segmented body, a bulbous head with pincers on either side, a forked tail and many, many legs.

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Soft-Bodied Worm-like Creature in Kosovo is a Centipede

What is described as a “soft-bodied worm-like creature” has recently been found by one of our readers based in Kosovo. He hopes that we can help identify this creature, which appears to have a long, but thin body, dozens of legs sprouting from the sides of its body, two antennae on its head, and a red-to-brown gradient along its body.

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Should We Let Centipedes Live in Our Homes?

Centipedes are often at the forefront of people’s bug-related phobias, next to spiders. However, the common house centipede can prove to be beneficial to keep inside one’s home, and this article will address the question of whether or not we should allow this to happen.

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Red Worm with Hooks Found Near Dog

A red, legless worm was found on the tile where this reader’s neighbor’s dog was sitting outside. According to our reader in South Africa, the worms are 2-4cm long, and have two “hooks” coming from their heads.

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A Short Guide to Dangerous Worms

Many a dangerous worm exists in this world, many of which are overestimated, but just as many of which are severely underestimated. This article will outline some of the worms that you may encounter that pose some level of threat toward yourself and others. For the sake of organizing the content of this article, we will split this up into three categories, namely parasites, venomous worms and marine worms (many of which you will never have to actually worry about).

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Curious Pink Worm with Antennae May be an Underdeveloped Centipede

Curious little worms were found by this reader in their Texas home. The worms in question appear to have minuscule bodies, a clear pink/off-white coloration, and one pair of antennae. No legs are visible, and from the video our reader sent in, the worms wriggles and slithers to move about.

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The Key Differences Between Centipedes and Millipedes

Centipedes and millipedes are two of the most commonly feared creepy crawlers, along with spiders. These long, worm-like creatures both have a multitude of legs, which is what terrifies the many haters of these creatures, and are thus often confused with one another. This article will tackle how centipedes and millipedes are actually distinctly different in a plethora of ways.