Will Vinegar Kill Garden Worms?

Will Vinegar Kill Garden Worms? Earthworms are both beneficial and annoying garden dwellers. There are more than 2,700 species of earthworms that range from 90 to 300 millimeters long. Worms are often found in your garden because they seek places where there is food, moisture, oxygen and a desirable temperature. Often referred to as “ecosystem … Read more

How to Kill Maggots

In recent years, maggots have gained popularity in the medical field, being used to clean wounds and kill bacteria [source: Handwerk]. However, outside of the lab, maggots are not usually welcome critters. You might find them infecting your fruit and vegetable crops or eating your disposed waste. Read the tips listed below to learn how … Read more

‘We have to get rid of it,’ Springfield mom says after kids find invasive hammerhead worm

‘We have to get rid of it,’ Springfield mom says after kids find invasive hammerhead worm When Jennifer Serfass heard her children yell, “Mom, look at this worm,” she expected an ordinary nightcrawler. Rather than the squiggly body of a common earthworm, this one had a bulbous mushroom head. “It was really long,” Serfass recalled … Read more

Bristle worm ultimate guide: how to trap, get rid of & what eats them

If you have ever seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you probably agree they can be ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to get creeped out by millipede-like invertebrates. And once you start looking, you’ll find TONS of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium circles. The … Read more


Physaloptera, Cat (Photograph) Physaloptera worm vomited up by a cat. Photo courtesy of Dr. Brandi Bogner Worms are parasites that live inside your pet’s body and steal nutrients away from them. They do so by either directly eating your pet’s tissue or feeding from their blood vessels. Different worms can inhabit different parts of your … Read more

How and Why You Should Increase Earthworms in Your Soil – Do Not Disturb Gardening

Avid gardeners probably already know that earthworms offer essential nutrients to gardens. These tiny earthworm garden tillers sift the soil, so it doesn’t have to be disturbed in an unnatural way. How is it possible to attract worms to the garden? Adding any kind of organic matter to the garden and not disturbing the soil … Read more

Don’t touch it, eat it or chop it, hammerhead worms are here and can hurt you and your pets

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – So there is a pest that is harmless to plants, but harmful to humans and animals? Did I mention that this pest is in Louisiana? Dr. Blake Layton, of Mississippi State University refers to these pests by their real name, hammerhead worms. Hammerhead worms are commonly found in greenhouses or … Read more