What Is Slime Mold?

Slime mold isn’t your typical mold. In fact, it isn’t really mold at all. Nor is it an animal, nor is it a plant, nor is it a fungus. In fact, slime mold isn’t much of anything. Yet, it has some remarkable capabilities that both help it survive and make it particularly interesting to researchers. [...]

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What Is Torula Mold?

Torula mold is a yeast that has practical uses but can also be pathogenic. One the one hand, this common mold, in its inactive form, can be a flavor enhancer, a starter culture in the production of certain cheeses, and, when dissolved in water, can organically control olive flies in California and Europe. But, as [...]

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What is Bipolaris Mold?

Bipolaris mold grows fast and can be found outdoors on grass, on plants and in the soil. Indoors, homeowners may find it on houseplants, spoiled food such as corn or celery, and on water-damaged materials such as carpeting, hardwood floors, or sheetrock. Bipolaris mold is the type of mold that you’ll know is a mold-like [...]

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How To Identify Types Of Mold By Color

Mold is one of the most common non-living organisms visible to the naked eye. All around the world it works to help decompose and recycle old materials. It breaks down trees, leaves, and leftover food products in landfills. Without mold the world would quickly become a giant landfill. Although it is essential, no one wants [...]

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Is Mildew & Mold The Same Thing?

What Is The Difference Between Mold vs Mildew? Many people find it difficult to tell a difference between mold and mildew. They look similar, smell similar, and grow in similar places. Right now you may even me saying, “Wait there’s a difference?”. These two fairly common fungi are found in homes all across America on [...]

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What Is Efflorescence? It’s White & Chalky On Walls & Floors…But Is It Mold?

What Is Efflorescence And Why Is It Confused With Mold? Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts that are generally white and chalky and can be seen on surfaces such as stone, stucco, brick, and concrete. It’s a pretty common substance that is often confused with mold, but mold is usually green, blue, or black [...]

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What Is Yellow Mold?

Mold comes in all shapes and sizes and is a common problem for homeowners, especially those in older homes or wet climates. Most people assume that mold is always black, or the blueish-green color, but with over 300 strains of mold discovered it comes in many different colors. Yellow mold may be surprising to find [...]

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What Is Stachybotrys Mold?

What Is Stachybotrys Mold Stachybotrys is a family of mold that is present inside and outside of the home. Stachybotrys decays organic matter like leaves or dead plants. Just one type of Stachybotrys—Stachybotrys atra—grows indoor. What Does Stachybotrys Mold Look Like? Stachybotrys can be dark brown or black and can have a slimy, or sooty [...]

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What Is Trichoderma Mold?

What Is Trichoderma Mold? Trichoderma is a pervasive form of mold. Like Penicillium, it has some benefits—it is used as a fungicide and plant pathogen in biotechnology and agriculture. However, like all forms of mold, Trichoderma can damage your home and make you sick. Characteristics Of Trichoderma Mold Trichoderma begins its life transparent in color, [...]

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What Is Ulocladium Mold?

Ulocladium is a quick-growing strain of mold that requires more water to proliferate than other strains and usually takes hold when a home has sustained significant water damage. It is usually seen in high moisture areas including bathrooms, basements, and kitchens, and on wallpaper, painted walls, and painted surfaces. Outside, it is found in soil [...]

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