Worms everywhere
fred

Catlettsburg, KY

#21 Jul 20, 2012
Mothballs scattered in strategic locations throughout an area will usually get rid of most bugs,worms,spiders and even snakes.

Since: Nov 10

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#22 Jul 20, 2012
Knox wrote:
I have these things too. They are not rolly-polys and they are not silver fish. They are brown and have lots of legs. They are in my basement and seem to died if left alone but there are many more to replace them. I also find them in the garden under plants with big leaves, squash, water melon, cantaloupe. Hate these things and there are others in other parts of Knox who also have them. Looking for a way to get rid of them.
Try some "7" dust. It kills everything buggy. And you could sprinkle it around the edges of your basement..and plants as it won't harm them.
Laura

Brodhead, KY

#23 Jul 20, 2012
Knox wrote:
I have these things too. They are not rolly-polys and they are not silver fish. They are brown and have lots of legs. They are in my basement and seem to died if left alone but there are many more to replace them. I also find them in the garden under plants with big leaves, squash, water melon, cantaloupe. Hate these things and there are others in other parts of Knox who also have them. Looking for a way to get rid of them.
I finally called the extension office and they said the reason they were so hard to get rid of, even with pesticide is because their bodies are hard and it doesn't penetrate well. But he said to use the ortho professional stuff(you can get it at lowes) and spray them. At first it doesn't seem to work, cause they don't die right away, but it does kill them after a few minutes. He also said to spray around the outside of your house, about 3 or 4 feet up, around bottoms of doors, etc. They like damp, moist places, so make sure there are no piles of leaves or debris close to your house. Or wood piled up. That sort of thing. Anything that's damp where they can live. He said they should be going away soon. They come out every few years to breed, stay around couple months, then they're gone. I'm already seeing less of them. The ones you have sound just like mine. They get in my basement too. They're just annoying. You find em every morning and have to sweep them up. Yuck! Hope this helps.
Laura

Brodhead, KY

#24 Jul 20, 2012
fred wrote:
Mothballs scattered in strategic locations throughout an area will usually get rid of most bugs,worms,spiders and even snakes.
NOTHING will get rid of these things completely. There's just so many of them, and like the extension guy told me, they have a hard body, so a lot of stuff doesn't absorb enough. The pro pesticide will do the job, but even that takes a bit. The "7" dust didn't work. They just crawled out, with white bodies! They're just awful! I'm sure Knox knows how annoying they are. But, thank god I think they're starting to dwindle out.

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Since: Jan 11

Indianapolis / Hazard

#25 Jul 20, 2012
Does anyone have a problem with ladybugs? They get everywhere especially in the windows....the orange ones bite but the pink ones don't....any ideas on how to get rid of them?
justme

Greenbrier, AR

#26 Jul 20, 2012
I think this is what has been eating my outdoor potted plants. I used SEVIN dust and it killed 'em. Lowes has a SEVIN in a spray form that you could use around your basement walls.
highup

Elizabethtown, KY

#27 Jul 20, 2012
I hate worms.They freak me out.I have centipeds once in a while Can anyone tell me if they have seen any tiny snow white spiders. I have them in my house. It just looks like a lil peice of white fuzz or white thread. you have to look real close. Im afraid they might be posion. If anyone know anything about them let me know. They are solid snow with with no other color. Please help. No im not on drugs. Im totally serious.
me too

London, KY

#28 Jul 20, 2012
I have seen the same spiders I have no idea what they are or if they are poisoness they don't look real. As for the worms, they are probably moth larvae, or indian meal worms. Hope this helps

Since: Nov 10

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#29 Jul 21, 2012
Laura wrote:
<quoted text> NOTHING will get rid of these things completely. There's just so many of them, and like the extension guy told me, they have a hard body, so a lot of stuff doesn't absorb enough. The pro pesticide will do the job, but even that takes a bit. The "7" dust didn't work. They just crawled out, with white bodies! They're just awful! I'm sure Knox knows how annoying they are. But, thank god I think they're starting to dwindle out.
The Sevin dust should work, but I dont think it works immediately. There is Home Defense...it kills right then and there, and is supposed to last for months.
shawty gangsta chick pong

Manchester, KY

#31 Jul 24, 2012
i thought u waz sayin u'z had wormz crawlin out yo azz lolz!!!!!
shawty gangsta chick pong

Manchester, KY

#32 Jul 24, 2012
peace ya'll
avacal

Johnsburg, NY

#33 Jun 24, 2013
Laura, you described the worms I have perfectly. did you ever find out how to get rid of them ?
I am in upstate New York and I have never had them before this year. They give me the creeps - I just cringe when I squashed them. I had some weatherization work done and he just told me to use boric acid. Raid is not working and I have two dogs. Help!
same here

Hindman, KY

#34 Jun 25, 2013
I have the same thing , they are little and brown and curl in a ball when they die, I had them even on my ceiling in my house dropping to the floor, It was horrible! i have not seen any in a few days thankfully, but they usually return if it rains for a day or so.. but i did let Bug bombs off and sprayed my porches and threw moth ball under my crawl space of my house , so I hope that did the trick and do not return. I have never had this problem before until this year they do drive you nuts!!
Same Problem

Leburn, KY

#35 Jun 27, 2013
I have these to and bean dust will kill them, I bought some spray at Lowes and it helped some but they keep coming back. my neighbor said she had the same problem all summer long last year. The stuff at lowes is for the centipeds but i am like you they are NOT centipeds but that is the closest thing Lowes has to treat them. Even with eth eban dust you still have to retreat but it works better than anything for me.
zzz

Oxford, OH

#36 Jun 27, 2013
RedFeatherFan wrote:
<quoted text>Are they sort of a reddish brown with long antenae and a lot of legs? Or grey and sort of like an armadillo? I suppose it doesn't matter...both are attracted to damp areas. Get some HOME DEFENSE and spray around the baseboards of your home. The grey ones are some kind of ant larva if I remember correctly, and the other thing,,,I don't know..except they look poisonous. Either way, a multi bug killer spray will get rid of them, and every other bug that tries to come into your home.
ortho home defence is good chemicals..in addition to spraying along the foundation of your home that will take care of those on the outside but you also need to go around every inch on the inside of the home. also, the seven dust you could use a grass spreader and put it along your foundation about a good foot or so it will create a barrier that bugs and insects wont cross. Good luck I hope this also helps solve your problem
Judy

Gray Court, SC

#37 Jul 5, 2013
I have been fighting this worm infestation at my home in SC. What I have found is that the smell is their pheromones and attracts others, so if you vacuum or crush them it attracts more. If I see one I use 2" shipping tape to gently remove it from the surface and then fold the tape to enclose it before throwing it away. They have a oily coating that protects them from most pesticides. I had the best result by spraying around my the exterior of my house with a mixture of dawn dish liquid and hot sauce mixed with water.May stain light surfaces. I am still searching for a better method.
cogirldebop

Cartersville, GA

#38 Jul 8, 2013
Laura wrote:
<quoted text>They're not as big as earthworms. They're prob less than an inch long and they have a bunch of legs. They're not centipedes or anything but they have lots of legs. And you can vacuum ANYTHING up if you want to, but they're small and they get everywhere. I have a sunroom with windows everywhere and there's prob 50 of them on the floor in the morning, so I vac them up. Other ppl have told me they've got them too, but nobody really knows how to get rid of them. They come around every few years and get really bad. If you haven't seem them, you prob will. And don't make idiots out of yourselves and show your ignorance by making some stupid remark. Ppl don't have to post some dumbass thing on every thread, like an idiot 3rd grader.
first time ive really laughed today, thanks laura:) notice its a year old post/question but that's why im here, searching. raining for four dang days and those little b...ards r everywhere. no sence to continue sure no one there. still gotta say it im pouring some salt! raid no workie and friggin waterhose no good either
Sherrib

Talladega, AL

#39 Jul 20, 2013
I live in ga and we get them every few years they will even be in clusters in the am. And that horrible crunching sound and the odor when you step on them. I know Lyme dust will kill them but with all the rain it is not very helpful
Cindy

Glen Allen, VA

#40 Jul 21, 2013
Laura wrote:
Does anybody have problems with those little worms that are all over? Seems they come out more at night. I mean, they are EVERYWHERE! and when you vaccum them up, they smell! Does anybody have any ideas on how to get rid of them? They come out every few years and get really bad. Just seriou Iposts please! These things are driving me crazy!
.I have the same problem,let me know what you find out about them.Thanks
Cindy

Glen Allen, VA

#41 Jul 21, 2013
I have exact same promblem.Please let me know what they are and how to get rid of them.there are hundreds.They keep coming back,thanks

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