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Earthworm Found Crawling Up the Wall of This Daughter’s Bedroom

“What type of worm does this look like?” asks this woman in Texas, whose daughter found a three-inch long, red-brown worm crawling up her bedroom wall. Our reader claims she could not find anything on our website or “elsewhere on the internet that really looks like this.”

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White, Hair-like Fibers Found All Over Body Causes Concern for This Reader in Northwest Washington

“I have been struggling with these white, lightweight, hair-like worms in my hair and all over my body,” says this reader located in Northwest Washington, “out in the rural farm lands near the Canadian border.” Although our reader does not ask any specific questions in her submission, we will provide some resources she can consult if she worries for her health as a result of these worms.

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Semicircular, Black Bugs Found on Bed and Upholstery May be Clothes Pests of Some Kind

“I am finding these tiny worm-like things in my bed and upholstery”, states this reader about the black organism pictured below. “They are semicircular and only about a quarter of an inch.”

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Reddish Brown Worm May be a Bloodworm but Man Worries About Parasites

“Can you help me ID this worm?” asks this reader in his submission concerning the reddish brown creature pictured below. “I found it in the morning in my toilet before anyone had gone to the toilet.”

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Red Worms Found in Mobile Home are Indeed Redworms

“This is the second one I have found in our mobile home”, states this reader in Belding, Michigan. She is referring to the minuscule, red worm-like organism pictured below, and wants to know how they are getting into her home.

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Black Caterpillar-like Bug with Six Legs is Likely a Caterpillar Hunter Larva

“What is this?” asks this reader in Bedford, Virginia. His question pertains to the little black “caterpillar-like insect that seems to be invading [his] home each fall.”

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Red Worm Found in Toilet is an Earthworm

“Is this an earthworm?” asks this reader about the red worm pictured below. “It was in our upstairs toilet.”

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Small, White Worms in Toilet May Be Flea Larvae

“I keep finding these small worms in the toilet”, states this reader concerning the minuscule, clear-white organism pictured below. “Can you confirm what they may be?”

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Long Red Worm Found at Bottom of Toilet is a Bloodworm

“What kind of worm is this?” asks this reader in the submission she sent us. “I went to the bathroom and went to flush and saw it at the bottom,” she continues, referring to the long, red worm pictured below.

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Dark Brown, Segmented Worm Found by Children May Indeed Be a Mealworm

“One of my children found a worm in a bed,” states this reader about the segmented, dark brown worm-like creature seen below. “From the pictures on your site, I think it is a mealworm.”

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Tiny Dark Worms Found in Loft Hatch are Likely Insect Larvae

“What kind of worm is this and should I be worried?” asks this reader from Lancashire, UK in her submission to us. “I found them around my loft hatch,” she adds, referring to the minuscule, black creatures pictured below.

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White Grub-like Larvae Fall from Ceiling and Crawl Along Bathroom Floor

“I found one of these crawling on my bathroom floor” states this reader about the glossy, white creature in the photograph below. Our reader’s husband reported that two more of these segmented critters fell from the ceiling and onto his chair.

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Brown-Striped Larvae and Fuzzy, White Bugs Infesting This Reader’s Bathroom and Bedroom are Duff Millipedes

“I have found these larvae/worms mostly crawling in my bathroom and gable bedroom” states this reader about the organisms in the photos below. The creatures appear to come in various shapes and colors, ranging from one with dark brown segments, to fuzzy, white creatures.

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Tiny, Fuzzy Creatures Found in Bathroom are Carpet Beetle Larvae

“I have found three, tiny, fuzzy, worm-like creatures,” begins this reader in her submission. She states that they look like carpet beetle larvae, and that they have been found in her bathroom by the baseboard. She asks that we tell her what they are and if she should be worried.

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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.”

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Scary-looking, Biting Bugs May Be Mites, Though Professional Consultation is Advised

“I have some scary-looking, biting bugs of some sort in my house,” states this reader in her submission. She is referring to the small, brown bugs pictured below, and she asks that we help her identify them.

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What To Do About Worms Climbing Up Your Pool Walls

“It is currently winter here in Adelaide, Australia and we are now finding worms climbing up the two walls and dying,” states this reader, referring to the brick walls in the pictures below that flank her swimming pool. Our reader wonders how she can prevent the worms from climbing over the planter box and up the walls.

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Unknown Pink and White Organisms Found by Reader: Where He Can Go for Further Information

“Can anyone tell me what stage and type of worm or worm pupa these could be?” asks this reader in his submission regarding the various organisms pictured below. “Any ID help would be greatly appreciated!”

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Can Carpet Beetle Larvae Live On a Human Host?

“Can carpet beetle larvae live on a human host?” asks this reader in his submission. He has had problems with sores on his head, ears, face and neck, which last approximately three months.

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A Variety of Unidentified Substances Has This Reader at Her Wits End

“I’m writing you because I’m at my wits end and my family thinks I’m crazy,” states this reader in her submission to us concerning the array of photographs of various organisms/matter below. “What are these?” she asks.