for several days now my sidewalk and driveway has been covered with hundreds...

Asked September 21, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

for several days now my sidewalk and driveway has been covered with hundreds of earthworms. what is causing this. it is quite a nuisance. just the section in front of MY property is affected, it is as though someone drew a chalk line between my sidewalk and my neighbors. help, please.

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1 Response

There are usually two reasons that this happens.
First is an influx of rain or water into the ground in that area. While this is common in the spring and the worms climb out to avoid drowning, t's not rained lately. Is anyone watering nearby and does this area drain slowly?

The other reason can be related to the application of chemicals or pesticides to the lawn area, often grub control. Maybe that's why?
No matter what, it shouldn't last long.
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