There are a lot of different types of mold and bacteria that can infect your home or workplace. Below you’ll find a detailed list of different mold and bacteria types along with their associated side effects. If you’re not quite sure what type of mold you’ve discovered, just call one of our local experts and we can come give you a professional analysis.

Common Mold Spores & Their Side Effects

Mold Name

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

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  • Alternaria

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma (can be severe)
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hyper Sensitivity
    Skin Infections
    Sinus Infections
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Grows Very Quickly
    Grey, Brown, Green, Black
    Fuzzy Texture

  • Ascospores

    Sinus Congestion
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes

    Many Types

  • Aspergillus

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Possible Ear Infections
    Possible Skin Lesions
    Possible Ulcers
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Appearance Based on Genre
    Different Types of Ascospores

  • Aureobasidium

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Upper Respiratory Infections

    Grows Very Quickly
    White, Pink, Yellow, Black

  • Basidiospores

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Hay Fever
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Toxicosis (poisoning)
    Upper Respiratory Infections

    Many Types

  • Beltrania

    Variety of Health Effects

    Brown, Black

  • Bipolaris

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Upper Respiratory Infections

    Grows Very Quickly
    White, Green or Black
    Many Types of Bipolaris

  • Botrytis

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes

    Grows Very Quickly
    White, Grey, Brown or Black

  • Chaetomium

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Linked to cancer
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Serious Neurological Effects
    Brain Lesions
    Alzheimers Disease
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Grows Very Quickly
    White, Grey, Brown or Black

  • Cladosporium

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Hay Fever
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Skin Infections
    Toe Nail Infections
    Sinus Infections
    Upper Respiratory Infections

    Speed of Growth Varies
    White, Grey, Brown or Black

  • Curvularia

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Asthma

    Grows Very Quickly
    White, Grey, Brown or Black

  • Epicoccum

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes

    Grows Very Quickly
    Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown or Black

  • Fusarium Torula

    Pathogenic Health Effects
    Toe Nail Infections
    Respiratory Infections
    Skin Infections

    Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, Black, Pale, Voiles
    or Blue

  • Memnoniella

    Respiratory Infections
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Sneezing
    Erosion of Immune System
    Throat Irritation

    Grows at Moderate Speeds

  • Myxomycetes

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Asthma
    Hay Fever

    Do Not Grow Fungal Media

  • Nigrospora

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Eye/Skin Infections (rare)

    Grows Very Quickly
    White or Black

  • Penicillium/Aspergillus

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever
    Pneumonitis
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Grows Rapidly
    Many Colors of Growth
    Velvety and powdery Texture

  • Pithomyces

    Unknown Effects

    Grows Very Quickly
    Wooly Texture
    Grey, Brown, Dark Brown

  • Rust

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever

    Do Not Grow Fungal Media

  • Scopulariopsis

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever
    Alveolitis

    Grows at Moderate Speed
    Velvety and Powdery Texture
    White, Grey, Cinnamon, or Black

  • Stachybotrys

    Wide Range of Effects
    Fatigue
    Headaches
    Irritaion to the Eyes
    Fever
    Sneezing
    Rashes
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Bleeding in the Lungs and Nose
    Sore Throat
    Linked to 2 infantile deaths

    Grows at Moderate Speed
    Powdery Texture
    White, Pink, Orange, Black or Pale

  • Stemphylium

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Slow Growth

  • Torula

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Grows at Moderate Speed
    Grey, White or Brown

  • Ulocladium

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever

    Grows Very Quickly
    Wooly/Cottony
    Olive, Brown or Black

  • Zygomycetes

    Sinus Congestion
    Asthma
    Sore Throat
    Sneezing
    Itchy and Watery Eyes
    Hay Fever
    Pneumonitis
    Pathogenic Health Effects

    Different Genres