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 insect issues structural and household pests

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.