Asked October 14, 2019, 9:49 AM EDT

Is there a way to use earthworms and/or bloodworms to handle dog poop on a home level? I am aware that some national parks are using bloodworms in a redesign of the outdoor latrines, and getting food results.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

3 Responses

Hi- we don't have research-based information on this topic, although we see products being sold online to compost pet waste.

This fact sheet may be of interest, although it concerns aerobic, bin composting, and not vermicomposting:

From Canada's Office of Urban Ag:

Are you not aware of using vermiculture for poop, or you just don't have solid research results. Please take a look at

Thanks for sharing the link. That's correct, we don't have research-based guidelines for safely composting pet waste in a home vermiculture system.