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AIBU? ask what the hell this is? (picture)

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killitwithfiiiiire · 30/06/2017 10:56

This is worming its way across my living room. It moves a bit like a caterpillar but it's a maggotty colour. Tell me it's not a maggot? Bleeurgh. ask what the hell this is? (picture)
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SumThucker · 30/06/2017 10:56

Maggoty Maggotson.

TheWhiteRoseOfYork · 30/06/2017 10:57

yeah sorry, it is a maggot.

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive · 30/06/2017 10:57

Definitely a maggot.

killitwithfiiiiire · 30/06/2017 10:58

What the hell? Why is there a maggot in my house?!

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StealthPolarBear · 30/06/2017 10:58

Yeeeeeah urgh. It's not a maggot it's urm, snot that flew out of your toddler's nose when she sneezed and has taken on a life of its own

welshweasel · 30/06/2017 10:59

Check you haven't got carpet moths. That's where the maggoty things in my house came from!

DeanKoontz · 30/06/2017 10:59

A lone brave maggot Grin

Scottishchick39 · 30/06/2017 11:01

Looks like a maggot to me, we had one a couple of weeks ago just after the cat had devoured a bird yuck. My house is very clean and food is never left out so this must be where it came from.

killitwithfiiiiire · 30/06/2017 11:01

Shit. What's a carpet moth and how do I check for it.

It's like a cm long. Isn't that too big for a maggot?

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JungleInTheRumble · 30/06/2017 11:01

Have you checked the loft??

astoundedgoat · 30/06/2017 11:05

I think it's a bit fat for a moth larva. So yeah, maggot. I wonder where it thinks it's headed for?

hesterton · 30/06/2017 11:06

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Stormwhale · 30/06/2017 11:08

It really looks like a maggot. Check everywhere for manky food, especially meat. Could there be some lurking in a bag or something? The only time i ever had maggots was when dp forgot his mum had sent him home with some leftover roast meat. The flies had got inside tinfoil and laid eggs. Bish bash bosh maggot party.

AtHomeDadGlos · 30/06/2017 11:10

Could be a carpet moth.

Pull out any furniture that is against the wall; they like dark spaces like that. If it is carpet moth you should see lots of little white cigarette shapes like the one you've photographed.

Easy to sort out. Vacuum up the ones that are there, then spray a carpet moth spray (available from Amazon / Homebase etc) and leave the furniture an inch or so from the wall. Then check back in a couple of weeks and re-do if needed.

If it's not that then check your loft. Could be wood worm?

Scottishchick39 · 30/06/2017 11:23

Have you got pets? I find in this weather if my cats don't eat all their food quickly, blue bottles lay eggs on the meat. (Remind me why I have cats?)

Lunchtimeburrito · 30/06/2017 11:23

My friend once found a load of maggots crawling about in her shag pile rug. Turned out a bird had flown down her chimney, got stuck there and died. That's where the maggots had come from 🤢

ShotsFired · 30/06/2017 11:24

Have you got cats? They are very good at finding rotten food and diving in . Could have come back on fur?

diamantegal · 30/06/2017 11:25

Our cat brought in a mouse once and left it under the telephone table where we couldn't see it. We eventually noticed because of the smell...

Anyway, that resulted in lots of maggots, but also eggs in the carpet. DH spent many a happy evening pouring hot water on the carpet and then combing it to remove everything. I wasn't trusted to do a good enough job - I was fine with that Grin

humblesims · 30/06/2017 11:29

Another vote for moth here

BattleaxeGalactica · 30/06/2017 11:30

Maggoty McMaggotface.

Unusual only to get one though. You need to find its mates. Start with a sniff test. The things absolutely honk en masse Envy < vom.

scampimom · 30/06/2017 11:30


PetalsOnPearls · 30/06/2017 11:31

Is anyone storing a dead thing?

Maggots usually come with dead things.


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ILikeyourHairyHands · 30/06/2017 11:31

Not a carpet moth grub. Maggot without a doubt.

So you have a cat? They are generally the source of all maggoty manifestations in our house.

MusicToMyEars800 · 30/06/2017 11:33

It's maggot I hate maggots!

Gingernaut · 30/06/2017 11:34

It's too fat and naked to be a moth larvae.

Moth larvae spin a 'web' made of the fibres of the cloth/carpet they're munching on to provide camouflage and they're skinnier.

Sorry. That's a maggot.

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