The Bidens aren’t only the ones who’s been terrorizing our country, so are these worms…
Asian jumping worms have made their way through a specific part of the ground altered, leaving the soil depleted and in a bad state.
Not only does it have the moisture depleted, but the soil also gets stripped of many nutrients and can be made vulnerable to erosion.
Not only it crawls, but these worms don’t get their names for anything, they can jump like a creepy critter we hated!
Animal Channel website reported that these types of worms made their way across numerous states in the heartland of America as of 2021. That lists, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
Killing these types of worms is heavily recommended if you ever encounter these worms in your yard or garden…not only that you followed the recommendation but you just saved all the nutrients from the soil that these worms could have stolen.
Brad Herrick, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, suggests sprinkling a mixture onto the soil to get these worms to leave it and come out for air.
Herrick suggests getting mustard powder and mixing it with some water. Then pour the mixture on top of your soil and wait for the worms to come squiggling out of the ground. They can emerge as quickly as in thirty seconds.
The formula works because mustard powder irritates the worms’ skin, so they leave the ground and come out to get away from it.
The worm can be easily identified by a marker on its body. It has a white ring around its body that is close to its head.
Smithsonian reports, “Researchers suggest individuals remove any adult worms they find, place them in a plastic bag, leave them in the sun for at least ten minutes and then throw them away. Experts also suggest that individuals shouldn’t purchase the worms for bait, gardening, or composting—and should only buy compost or mulch that has been adequately heated to reduce the spread of egg casings, which do not survive temperatures over 104 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Source: American Web Media