Wood worms

Asked December 5, 2018, 5:13 AM EST

Finding lumps of waxy looking things with a black spot for eyes Some long and thin with ridges. Think it comes from the pine fire wood All over rugs and clothes Will they hurt anything?

Klamath County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for sending images of the objects you are finding indoors. We’re unable to see anything that indicates the items are, or were, living creatures.

To obtain a first-hand identification, as well as to learn how to manage them, secure some intact samples in a rigid container such as a clear jar with a lid. Take the samples, and a piece of the pine firewood that appears to be the source, to the Klamath County Extension Service Office, 6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. Their webpage is here - https://extension.oregonstate.edu/kbrec.