Larvae crawling in bathroom?


Old 06-26-19, 06:19 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Hi all, I found this little larvae-like creature crawling along the wood at the base of my apartment's bathtub. I would have thought it was a maggot or something, but it wasn't crawling like a worm. It was moving kind of fast, almost scurrying, like it had legs. I killed it, but wasn't brave enough to pick it up and inspect it, so I took pictures, which I attached to the post. At the risk of being too gross, I think I squished the back end of it a bit (the right side of the picture), because it had been crawling the other way. After searching online, I am worried it could be a termite. It's the first one I've seen since we moved in over a month ago. Does anyone with more experience with pests have any idea what it could most likely be? I sent pictures to my landlord, with a text saying I wanted to let him know in case it's something serious like termites.

I did not see legs, though I'm sure it had to have them due to the way it was moving. It crawled in short bursts. The first picture has my flash on, as I was trying to get more detail. The second picture more accurately shows what I was seeing; it was white-ish and translucent. It was very small, maybe the size of a fingernail, but big enough that I saw it crawling.

It may also be helpful to mention that I love in Vermont.

Hi again everyone,

I woke up to yet another of these little bugs in my bathroom, crawling around the same spot the larvae was (I have attached pictures of the new one as well as the larvae from yesterday. Please ignore the hair on the floor). It was scurrying in the same way, like it had little legs, and it moved in short bursts. It pivoted its head around, almost like a caterpillar or something. It was crawling along the wood at the base of my bathtub, and disappeared behind the toilet.

Does anyone have any idea what this is??? I'm seriously freaking out, I've never seen anything like this before. Again, I live in Vermont, not sure if that makes a difference.
Attached Images       

Last edited by XSleeper; 06-27-19 at 06:54 AM. Reason: Same topic / combined
Sponsored Links
Old 06-26-19, 07:05 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,824
Received 35 Votes on 32 Posts
The top picture looks like a millipede; I can't tell anything from the next pic.

Does it have legs? Millipedes have short legs. They are harmless but can be a nuisance in large quantities. We just started seeing them in our house the last two weeks.
Old 06-27-19, 06:53 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,222
Received 722 Votes on 668 Posts
I combined your threads.

It's called a Silverfish. They like moist, warm, dark places. Not surprising to see them in a basement or around leaking tubs or toilets.
PAbugman voted this post useful.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: