Worms in fountain pool

Asked August 1, 2016, 8:05 AM EDT

We have a fountain with a combination underground and surface pool. The rocks in the pool are covered with a small worm about 1/2-3/4" long that curls up when touched - Brownish red color. Chlorine has not killed these worms. They seem to survive rather the pool is full or drained also. Any ideas?

Smith County Texas

1 Response

Without seeing the worms it is hard to tell what they are. I suspect it could be millipedes. If you can take a good color photo and email it I can identify these or contact one of our entomologist to assist in their control. You may contact our office at (903) 590-2980.