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Old 03-25-2018, 10:58 PM   #1
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Wife was cleaning under dog bed today and found these small worms nest the base boards. I am pretty worried about identifying them.




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Old 03-25-2018, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:05 PM   #3
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How do you attach a iPhone video?


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Old 03-25-2018, 11:08 PM   #4
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BTW, Im totally kidding. I don't think those are termite larvae. They are usually white. Just thought I'd see if I could get your pulse up for a second
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:34 PM   #5
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Looks like they have legs?
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:52 PM   #6
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:54 PM   #7
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Look like silver fish to me.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:56 PM   #8
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Holes in baseboard...and frass(...poop and sawdust mix)? Was the nest possibly actually in dog bed?

Hard to tell from pics.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:56 PM   #9
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Look like silver fish to me.
My first thought but dang blurry
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:00 AM   #10
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:42 AM   #11
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what is the size? Looks like flea larvae
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:58 AM   #12
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Wood worms.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:59 AM   #13
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Don't ask, just start spraying!
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:10 AM   #14
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With Swampa on this one.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:13 AM   #15
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Wow look at us - 15 posts and no mention of fire...............
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:28 AM   #16
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Carpet beetle larve?
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:31 AM   #17
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Look like silver fish to me.
my thoughts as well. I think they are harmless but I am not certain.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:12 AM   #18
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #19
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https://youtu.be/4q7tcyBcZ24

Ok. My boy helped me post a video on YouTube. Hope this gives you guys a better ideal of size and actions.

About 1/16Ē long. Very active.

Not termites. I am wondering if some kind of a pin or hook worm.

Dog will be going to vet to check for such also.


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Old 03-26-2018, 08:22 AM   #20
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By the way, this is in my sonís room so I am a bit worried.


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Old 03-26-2018, 08:29 AM   #21
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Look like silverfish to me as well. Did the bed have a paper product filling?
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:35 AM   #22
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Don't know what they are, but they are NOT silverfish.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:54 AM   #23
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My guess is Pinworms if found under the dogs bedding
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:18 AM   #24
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I haven't watched the video but it doesn't quite look like pinworms. They're pretty thin, not fat like those appear to be. Could be wrong.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:45 AM   #25
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they look like silverfish larvae.
looks like y'all need to clean a bit more frequently too.
they are not worms... worms don't have legs.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:44 AM   #26
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they look like silverfish larvae.
looks like y'all need to clean a bit more frequently too.
they are not worms... worms don't have legs.
Thats where I pulled the carpet back to see if there were any under. They were only located where the dog bed was and right on the bassboard. Carpet may be full of them, cant see between the fibers. In that picture, you can tell that is standard 3/4"x3/4" corner mold at the bottom of the base board trim..... then look at how small these things are. Estimate less then 1/16" of an inch.

I don't think that they are silverfish larva because I see no antenna. I am thinking carpet beetle larva due to some pix that I googled. Nothing else looks close.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:52 AM   #27
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Whatever it is......inside or out......

https://www.solutionsstores.com/reclaim-it-insecticide

that will kill it as well as almost any other insect. I treat 2x a year and never see bugs.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:02 AM   #28
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It does look like carpet beetle larva...
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:03 AM   #29
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Kill it with fire and video


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Old 03-26-2018, 11:31 AM   #30
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Use Cyonara. Works great on all type of bugs. I spray my trees and around by foundation, windows and doors with it.

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Old 03-26-2018, 11:33 AM   #31
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no telling but it looks pretty dirty with rotten wood...Alot more issues possible
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:38 AM   #32
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put on in a container and get with your county extension agent. they will be able to help you positively identify what it is.
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