Earthworms Coming into the House

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One of our readers emailed us about some worms that have been getting into her home during the spring and fall. She said “Every spring and every fall usually after the rain I get a crazy number of earthworms in my house. (I picked up 37 earthworms off my carpet Saturday evening.) I have French doors with rubber seals on the bottom in my basement family room, they aren’t drafty and rarely opened. That is their point of entry. I can’t understand what would drive them to push their way in. Once they get in why they don’t sense it’s a bad idea and leave. They end up like dried spaghetti all over the carpet. I have small children, and the joke around here is get the worm jerky cleaned up before the babies eat it!” We are unsure exactly why the earthworms are coming into the home, but it could be possible that there is a crack in the sealing of the door somewhere. This could possibly be the way that the worms are getting into the basement.

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Some weather fluctuations and changes can cause many different types of worms to want to come in doors. Generally, earthworms are not the type of creatures that like to come indoors because a home is not a very natural environment for them. When earthworms go into a home, it is because they are more than likely searching for something. When most worms come into the home, they are generally looking for food or shelter.

If our reader’s doors are sealed, there must be another way that these worms are getting into her home. There could be a crack somewhere in the doors or perhaps somewhere else in the basement. It is important that our reader checks every spot in the basement that could also be a point of entry for the earthworms.Along with checking these cracks, it is also important to check the plumbing and drains in the basement. Cracks or holes in the plumbing and drains are yet another way that earthworms could be getting into her home. There is a possibility that there could be cracks somewhere else in the home that could be leading the worms in.

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One of our readers emailed us about some worms that have been getting into her home during the spring and fall.
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