Jumping worms

Asked September 22, 2020, 12:16 AM EDT

Jumping worms were recently found in a newly planted garden in my yard. Is there any effective way to eliminate them, other than trying to remove them by hand? Are there any garden plants that can thrive in areas with jumping worm infestations? Thank you!

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Unfortunately there is no way known to completely eradicate jumping works. It is important to report and have them positively identified (you may have already done this). You can hand remove and dispose of in trash (not compost) as a way to reduce them. There are also not plants that are identified that thrive with them in the soil. Slow is a link to extensive information regarding jumping worms including how to report them. https://extension.umn.edu/identify-invasive-species/jumping-worms#plant-sale-recommendations-to-reduce-jumping-worm-spread-1883164