Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms Found in the House Worms Generally

Maggot-like Creatures Roaming Kitchen are Pantry Moth Larvae

“Please help me with any information you can provide me about the four small worm/maggot-looking things in my kitchen today”, states this reader in her submission. She is referring to creatures that look like this little, grub-like organism pictured below, who appears to have a plump, white, segmented body.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms Facts Worms Found in the House

White Worms with Brown Heads Found in Uncooked Pasta are Pantry Moth Larvae

“Are these worms pantry worms?” asks this reader concerning the white worm-like creatures with brown heads pictured below. “Is it possible an infestation of pantry worms could be found in items purchased from the grocery store?”

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

White Worm with Brown Head Found Crawling on Kitchen Walls is a Pantry Moth Larva

“Please help!” exclaims this reader in her submission about the “worm” she found “crawling all over [her] kitchen walls and ceilings. “What is this worm?” she asks about the off-white larva-like creature with a brown head in the photo below.

Continue Reading
Posted in Caterpillars Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms Found in the House

Is Consuming Pantry Moth Larvae Harmful?

“Can a pantry moth larva hurt you if you accidentally eat it?” asks this reader in her submission to us. She does not include more context than this, nor does she provide any pictures, but we will nonetheless do our best to answer our reader’s question.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Yellow, Worm-like Organism Hanging by Thread in Cupboard is a Pantry Moth Larva

“What kind of worm is this?” asks this reader about the yellow larva-like organism pictured below. The creature was found in her “pantry cupboard hanging by a thread.”

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

White Worm-like Critters with Brown Heads Popping Out from Behind Stove are Pantry Moth Larvae

“What is this type of worm? Is it dangerous?” asks this reader in her query regarding the white creature photographed below. “Only one pops out every four weeks […] around the stove area and we cannot find where it is coming from.”

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Parasite Worms Worms Found in the House

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.”

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Man Runs Out of Ways to Try to Eliminate Infestation of Indianmeal Moth Larvae

“Can you please identify whatever it is that these things are?” asks this reader about whatever unphotographed “things” he is referring to in his query. He was told by an exterminator that the “things” are Indian meal moth larvae, but nothing he does seems to help in getting rid of them.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

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.

Continue Reading
Posted in Pest Worms Worms Found in the House Worms Generally

Black Insects with Antennae Swarming Pantry are Sawtoothed Grain Beetles

Black insects and white larvae can be seen swarming this reader’s pantry in the following photographs. This reader “ran across [our] website” and is hoping that we can identify the creatures in her pantry.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Off-White Larvae Roaming Kitchen are Pantry Moth Larvae

“We found these larvae on our kitchen floor,” says this reader, who asks if we can help identify said larvae. The larvae are an off-white color, with segmented bodies and a black dot where we assume their heads are.

Continue Reading
Posted in Carpet Beetle Larvae Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms in Humans

Woman Living on Californian Golf Course Bombarded By Multiple Organisms and Medical Conditions

A Californian living on a golf course thinks she may be dealing with several different worm-related problems. She says she has been experiencing an infestation both outside and inside her house for the past two years, and describes multiple different organisms and the effects they have had on her life.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Bug Found Alive in Rice Container is an Indianmeal Moth Larva

A “bug” was found alive in this reader’s container of rice in Nipomo, California, and she has seen nothing of the sort before. The bug in question appears to be a worm-like creature which is not even close to being as big as a grain of rice, is an off-white/beige color, has a darker-colored head, and is clearly segmented.

Continue Reading
Posted in Caterpillars Drain Fly Larvae Indian Meal Moth Larvae

Mass Infestation of Various Moth Species Plague Woman’s Home

A woman recently contacted us about a moth infestation she has been experiencing over the past couple of months, and she asks for our help in identifying and dealing with the problem. She has herself identified the moths as pantry moths (Indianmeal moths) “because they have a stripe across their body”, but is now wondering whether or not they could be drain moths.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Marine Worms Tapeworm

Worms You Can Find in Your Food

Although worms make up the cuisine of several cultures across the globe, we Westerners typically do not regard worms as a tasty source of sustenance, especially if they were not supposed to be a part of our meal in the first place. Being surprised by a worm in your food can be an extremely unpleasant experience, and this article is going to provide some examples of the types of worms one can potentially find in their food.

Continue Reading
Posted in Caterpillars Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms Found in the House

Orange Worms Found in Kitchen are Indianmeal Moth Larvae

Orange worms have been popping up all around this woman’s kitchen, and she wonders how she can get rid of them, and where they originate from. Besides being orange, the worm in the photograph appears to perhaps be somewhat transparent, is minuscule in size, and has a brown head.

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Small, Pink Worm Found in Bread is a Pantry Moth Larva

A small, pink worm was found in this reader’s bread one morning. She wonders if we can tell her what the worm is and if its presence is any indication that she might have a pest problem, or if it is more likely that this is a one-time occurrence.

Continue Reading
Posted in Caterpillars Indian Meal Moth Larvae Worms Found in the House

How to Identify the Species of a Generic, White Larva

Small, white worm-like creatures were found by this reader in his Washington home. The worms were found next to his dog, who was lying on a chair, and the worms moved by “contracting and stretching its body.”

Continue Reading
Posted in Indian Meal Moth Larvae Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Indianmeal Moth Larvae Infest This Man’s Kitchen in Portugal

These tiny white larvae were found in this man’s kitchen in Portugal. After having moved into his new home in August, this reader has been spotting these larvae for several days in a row, and hopes that we can tell him what kind of larvae these are, and how they breed.

Continue Reading
Posted in Case Bearing Larva Pest Worms Worms Found in the House

Fat White Worms on Fabric are Webbing Clothes Moth Larvae

A reader recently sent in this image of a cluster of worms she found on her bed. In the words of our reader, the worms appear to be short, fat and white.