These Insects Love Darkness
• These types of insects are also commonly found in drawers, storage spaces, and kitchen cupboards and Lazy Susans; if your home (or commercial space) has been infested by house worms, you may need to take action to remove them.
• The best course of action is to call a local pest-control agency and ask for advice (and a quote for their services). Chances are, their staff will need to visit your property to get a closer look at exactly what they'll be dealing with. In most cases, these types of insects are creepy and unpleasant to look at or touch, but they are essentially harmless to human beings.
If you need to know the exact species you're looking at in your basement or damp area, shine a flashlight and snap a quick picture of the insect before it crawls away. You can post this digital photo on message boards filled with insect "buffs" or experts. These educated insect aficionados may be able to tell you plenty about your basement visitor. Sending a picture of the insect to a pest control company can also be a great way to get the ball rolling and get this caterpillar-like house worms out of your personal space.
If you're planning on doing a little DIY extermination, try to choose safe, "green" pesticides that won't make you feel ill or pollute the surrounding environment.