We were just asked by a reader why she always finds these worms on the wall inside her home even though she cleans. She said she lives on the ground floor and is surrounded by a garden, but she doesn’t know where exactly these worms come from or how to get rid of them.
She sent us a photograph but it is not very helpful. It displays a brown or black worm-like organism that is resting on the corner of a wall in her house. The photo is not of great quality, so zooming in to better identify details of the creature doesn’t work.
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Unfortunately, we cannot use this photo to make identification of this specimen. There are several potential worms or worm-like organisms that are dark colored and similarly sized and shaped. Getting rid of any of these species usually involves cleaning, and getting rid of excess moisture. Since our reader mentioned that these creatures are always in the same spot, there could be a dead rodent behind the wall where they rest. These organisms could be sneaking in through a window, door, or vent that isn’t sealed properly. We suggest that our reader confirm that the weather stripping on her entryways has no cracks or breaks, and if it does to seal those immediately.
We also recommend that she send us in another photo that reveals more about this curious creature. If she cannot capture a better one, sending us some more details would also be helpful. Some useful clues would be answers to the following questions: What color is it? How long is it? Is it segmented? Does it have legs? Does it have a clear head and/or tail? How does it move?
In conclusion, a reader asked us how to remove a particular species of worm that reappears in one of the corners of her apartment. We cannot identify the species based on the photo, but we gave some general advise about getting rid of bugs inside a home.
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