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Old 19.08.2009, 11:26
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White worms creeping out of corners

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I am completely freaked out from yesterday. Suddenly see white, very tiny worms creeping out of couple of corners of my house..and gradually crawling away. I dont know what kind of creatures are they, initially thought them to be 'Termites'. I went to migros and bought a pesticide which supposedly kills cockroaches, ants & termites. Sprayed all over the corners from where these creatures are emerging..but didn't see its effecting them much. Somehow wiped them out and sucked some in vacum cleaner. Again today morning morning I see them back....so obviously the pesticide din have much effect. I am FREAKED.
Did any of you have seen anything like this in your houses..?? Any idea what kind of creatures these could be and how could I possibly get rid of them...??
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Old 19.08.2009, 11:28
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Re: White worms creeping out of corners

They could possibly be maggots or larvae from just-hatched insects.

You had best take them outside and squash them (or the other way round!).
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Old 19.08.2009, 11:35
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Re: White worms creeping out of corners

http://images.google.ch/images?hl=de...title&resnum=1

Take a look at these pics: do your worms look anything like? Apparantely, they're moth larvae from moths coming in through the open windows.
Moth larvae = "Mottenlarven" in German
Try asking at a larger chemist's for a spray or powder to put down
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http://images.google.ch/images?hl=de...title&resnum=1

Take a look at these pics: do your worms look anything like? Apparantely, they're moth larvae from moths coming in through the open windows.
Moth larvae = "Mottenlarven" in German
Try asking at a larger chemist's for a spray or powder to put down

Yeah...exactly I could familiarize with the pic in the 2nd row, third from the left. Thats what we are seeing..!! So, you mean normal pesticide to kill cockroaches wont have effect on them? and are there anything else specific for them.

Thanx..!!
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Old 19.08.2009, 11:42
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Hi All,

I am completely freaked out from yesterday. Suddenly see white, very tiny worms creeping out of couple of corners of my house..and gradually crawling away. I dont know what kind of creatures are they, initially thought them to be 'Termites'. I went to migros and bought a pesticide which supposedly kills cockroaches, ants & termites. Sprayed all over the corners from where these creatures are emerging..but didn't see its effecting them much. Somehow wiped them out and sucked some in vacum cleaner. Again today morning morning I see them back....so obviously the pesticide din have much effect. I am FREAKED.
Did any of you have seen anything like this in your houses..?? Any idea what kind of creatures these could be and how could I possibly get rid of them...??
You can buy Optimum Ameisenköder /Gobe-fourmis/ant-killer (not spray but that round stuff which is green in color and there are two in one packet) from Migros, they come very cheap , around 2.80fr for a set. You can keep them in the corners and all the worms will die within a day or two, you can then clean them using vaccum cleaner. Once you clean the area, keep that ant-killer there for few days.
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You can buy Optimum Ameisenköder /Gobe-fourmis/ant-killer (not spray but that round stuff which is green in color and there are two in one packet) from Migros, they come very cheap , around 2.80fr for a set. You can keep them in the corners and all the worms will die within a day or two, you can then clean them using vaccum cleaner. Once you clean the area, keep that ant-killer there for few days.

Thanx for the usefull info. Any idea which specific store can I get the product in Zurich.
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Thanx for the usefull info. Any idea which specific store can I get the product in Zurich.
Migros, Coop or any pharmacy.
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Re: White worms creeping out of corners

Oh i think they can either be moth larvae OR termites. In either way call an exterminator or try the chemist as proposed earlier, the larvae reproduce really really fast in anything made of wood/cloth.
We had them some time ago at home and we had to throw away the mattresses, really disgusting!

Good luck!

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Oh i think they can either be moth larvae OR termites. In either way call an exterminator or try the chemist as proposed earlier, the larvae reproduce really really fast in anything made of wood/cloth.
We had them some time ago at home and we had to throw away the mattresses, really disgusting!

Good luck!

Angela
Ohh thats scary... hope the ones in my house is not so fast in reproducing
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