We recently got this message from a reader of ours, “I dropped some frozen bloodworms in the back of the freezer. Is it safe?” He didn’t elaborate, but there are a few reasons our reader might be storing bloodworms in his freezer. A lot of people use bloodworms as fishing bait, so our reader might be a fisherman and could be storing these bloodworms to be used as future bait. Also, some people feed bloodworms to the fish in their aquariums, so our reader might have an aquarium. Regardless of why our reader has frozen bloodworms in his freezer, the answer to his question about safety will be the same.
There is no reason to believe that spilling a few frozen bloodworms in his freezer is unsafe in any way. Living bloodworms don’t bite or sting, so frozen dead bloodworms definitely won’t pose this threat either. More importantly, bloodworms aren’t known to carry or transmit any human diseases. Of course, there is the slight chance that our reader has an allergy to bloodworms and could potentially get a little sick if he eats one by accident, but we think this is very, very unlikely. If he does by chance start to feel unwell and is worried that it is in relation to the frozen bloodworms hiding in his freezer, then by all means he should go to a doctor. Since we aren’t medical professionals, we aren’t licensed to administer medical advice and don’t feel comfortable speculating about the health of our reader.
To wrap up, one of our readers dropped a few frozen bloodworms in his freezer and asked us if it was safe. Since bloodworms are generally considered to be harmless, we believe that it is perfectly safe. If he is still stressed about it, then we encourage him to empty out his freezer and give it a thorough cleaning. Best of luck to our reader and his frozen bloodworms!