Pest Control/worm


I occasionally find these on the floor in my bathroom. It looks like a small leaf until a little black worm comes out. What is it?? I have attached a photo of ones I caught.

Hi Monica!

I am almost certain that these are Bag-worm moth larvae. Snailcase bagworm or bagworms are 4mm to 7mm in size. They are commonly found in homes in the transition of the warmer to winter months. The caterpillars may attach a wide variety of objects to their silken bags, like leaves, other dead plants, grains of sand, and any other debris they can collect. They feed on lichens, various fungus types, and other insects. The Bagworm term applies to all members of Psychidae family. They are known as the genus species: Dahlica triquetrella.

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Chris "The bug guy" Rice

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I can identify and provide clear information on all insects. I can also provide Medical, Veterinarian Entomology insight. Also experience in arthropod management (biological and chemical) and history. Control tips on any of the following: Ants, Aphids, Bagworms, Bats, Bees, Beetles, Birds, Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Chipmunks, Cicada Killers, Cloth Moths, Cluster Flies, Cutworms, Deer, Drain Flies, Earwigs, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Gnats, Grasshoppers, Ground Hogs, Grubs, Japanese Beetles, Lice, Mice, Midges, Millipedes, Moles, Mosquitoes, Noseeums, Opossums, Pantry Beetles, Pantry Moths, Pantry Pests, Pill Bugs, Rabbits, Raccoons, Rats, Roaches, Scorpions, Silverfish, Skunks, Snails, Slugs, Sod webworms, Spiders, Sprintails, Squrriels, Termites, Thrips, Ticks, Voles, Weeds, Weevils, White Flies, White grubs.


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