Dear 100 Hour Board,
I keep finding little wormy bugs all over my apt. In my bedroom. In my kitchen. They look like tiny brown worms. They don't bite. But every time I think I've seen the last of them (after a few weeks or a month or so), I find another one. I find them most frequently in folded blankets or clothing.
How do I get rid of these? I don't leave food out, and every time I see one of the bugs, I pick it up with a tissue and flush it down the toilet. I have wiped down all the surfaces in my bedroom and kitchen with bleach wipes. I have searched for a nest with no luck. It would be gross, but at least then I would know where they are coming from.
How do I get rid of these? Is there some chemical I can use to bomb the place and kill them all off? I want them to be gone.
Dear no more,
I regret to inform you of your nascent tunnel worm infestation. You should probably move before they metamorphose into their next (very hungry) stage.
If I am mistaken about the tunnel worms, however—and I often am—I might add you're not the only one who has this problem. They might be some kind of carpet beetle, or maybe weevils that have gotten into some open flour or pasta somewhere. If your efforts to take them out aren't successful, consider asking exterminators in your area if they do free consultations and can offer a quote of how much it would cost to get rid of the creatures permanently.