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Old 21-03-2005, 09:15 PM
 
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Default Earthworms inside a house - please help

After a 20 minute rain, my driveway and patio are literally covered
with hundreds of worms, all heading for my house. They find tiny
holes/cracks on the outside of the house and crawl inside, where they
completely freak out my 12-year old daughter.

We are amazed at the quantity of earthworms that seem to be
concentrated around our house. Is there any way to prevent the worms
from invading our house? I am getting sick and tired waking up to 10
worms crawling on my kitchen floor.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 21-03-2005, 09:40 PM
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After a 20 minute rain, my driveway and patio are literally covered
with hundreds of worms, all heading for my house. They find tiny
holes/cracks on the outside of the house and crawl inside, where they
completely freak out my 12-year old daughter.

We are amazed at the quantity of earthworms that seem to be
concentrated around our house. Is there any way to prevent the worms
from invading our house? I am getting sick and tired waking up to 10
worms crawling on my kitchen floor.


Easy, fill in the holes and cracks. It'll help keep out ants, spiders,
rodents, and all kind of other animals, too.

steve


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Old 21-03-2005, 09:45 PM
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"Steve Wolfe" wrote in message
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After a 20 minute rain, my driveway and patio are literally covered
with hundreds of worms, all heading for my house. They find tiny
holes/cracks on the outside of the house and crawl inside, where they
completely freak out my 12-year old daughter.

We are amazed at the quantity of earthworms that seem to be
concentrated around our house. Is there any way to prevent the worms
from invading our house? I am getting sick and tired waking up to 10
worms crawling on my kitchen floor.


Easy, fill in the holes and cracks. It'll help keep out ants, spiders,
rodents, and all kind of other animals, too.

steve



And, if you can't get the cracks filled quickly enough, a temporary fix
would be to sprinkle salt on the ground each crack. Regular table salt will
work. Just be careful around any prize plants you may have.

Alternative: Know any fishermen? Free worms. Life doesn't get any better
than that.


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Old 22-03-2005, 02:22 PM
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I was just about to suggest steel or copper scrub pads...why do you say not?

You definately don't want to seal your weepholes...

Thx,
John
(who recognizes Lar as a smart Texan from a no-bugs NG!)


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We are amazed at the quantity of earthworms that seem to be
concentrated around our house. Is there any way to prevent the worms
from invading our house? I am getting sick and tired waking up to 10
worms crawling on my kitchen floor.


Might check the weather stripping around the kitchen door. If the gaps
happen to be weep holes, don't seal them up but rather use a plastic
mesh or a screened plug(not steel wool)to keep out critters.
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Lar

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