What is this parasite?

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What is this parasite?

Post by Sergei82 » Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:32 pm

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These creatures started appearing in my flat lately. First I thought it is moth or housefly pupas. No! They move! This video:

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First I thought they're attracted by cat food. Moved the food to another place - they're still crawling from under something and are still at that place.
They're photosensitive - if the light is on all night, they don't come out.

Googled domestic pests - haven't found anything.

Please, help! I don't know what to do. What are they???

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Post by pisceangirl » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:29 am

Look like plaster bagworms to me. (So you're scared of plaster bagworms? :twisted: )

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:39 pm

Anybody had it? How to kill?

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:47 pm

They are common. We had them in 3 out of 5 places we lived in.
No troubles with them as long as you don't have cats and don't attend any gym.

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:54 pm

wth... I'm serious! :)

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 1:04 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Anybody had it? How to kill?
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"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by pisceangirl » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 1:16 pm

x9200 wrote:They are common. We had them in 3 out of 5 places we lived in.
No troubles with them as long as you don't have cats and don't attend any gym.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

On a serious note Sergei get rid of any cobwebs at your place and no the insects do not cause any harm to humans and are common in tropical climes.

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 1:48 pm

I wonder can it be Lola's fur? She sheds a lot! :)

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 1:54 pm

I was serious on the 1st part. Just ignore them, they are harmless or at least I have not notices any malicious activity.

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 1:57 pm

I was ignoring until I got A LOT of them. Like about 50 around the same place on the wall and floor.

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Post by Fortan » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 2:14 pm

I've heard that they are quite common in Geylang and in a particular mall on Orchard.... you sure they didn't follow you home?




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Post by pisceangirl » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 7:25 pm

Wow everyone loves Sergei! :lol: ( and Sarcasm tags in bold caps!!!) :P

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 21 Feb 2014 8:54 pm

Sergei82 wrote:I was ignoring until I got A LOT of them. Like about 50 around the same place on the wall and floor.
I would just treat them with Baygon or something similar. They should get the message.

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