After a big rain I found 20 or so earthworms inside my house in different rooms, including my garage, is this strange or what?
Hardiness Zone: 7a
By joel williams from Oklahoma City, OK
If you just had some heavy rains, the worms come looking for higher & dryer ground. If your house is built on a slab or partial slab foundation, the little buggers find a way in & start wandering around. If worms come in, other little critters may be taking the same route. You may want to consider treating your home with a product like Home Defense by Ortho or similar product available at your local hardware store or home center. Since I've been using it I see very few insects & creepy crawlers in the house if at all. If you're uncomfortable with using the pesticide yourself, call an exterminator for a treatment. However, that cost a lot more money & don't usually do any better job than you can do yourself.
I find earthworms in my sunroom after rains. Do you have any patio doors or doors with seals at the bottom of them? My door is flat with the cement outside at my back door. I've figured out thats how mine get in.
The residues of anything on your floors or carpets can hasten their death and their dehydration. But mostly worms are in need of a cool dark and moist environment to thrive....not what you will find in my carpet hopefully!
I wouldn't kill them or use anything that does. Pick them up & put them in the yard or garden. They are such good guys. Use gloves if you don't want to touch them, & if you break or damage them in any way, just put whatever pieces you have in the yard.
Earthworms are totally harmless, and are good to feed to pet turtles, large fish, and such. If you have nothing of that kind, just put them back outside. However, if you have "broken" one, the head end might survive, but the broken off tail will not. Earthworms are a segmented worm, and can regenerate the lower few segments of their body only..
We woke one day to a large invasion of earthworms. I had put them in our yard over the years after going fishing-left over bait. I simply took them out to the flower bed. We have had a few try to come back for a second visit, but the ones I put in my flower bed are evidently happy there.
Everything here made sense except that all of the ones I am finding inside are dead or dying. My son told me about them (new home purchase and he stayed here first) so I have been on the lookout. Yesterday there were none and today , with the heavy rain , I have found 10 or so. 1 was alive but barely and the rest were dried up. In one day. They can't come in dead so what could possibly be killing them?
It's not uncommon in my house. Maybe an Oklahoma thing idk because i experienced for the first time when I moved to Oklahoma and had the same reaction.. It's disgusting to wake up to huge worms all over the kitchen, living room, garage. I'm so sick of it!!
Omg...I'm so glad I'm not the only one this happens to!!! I live in a nice house and thought maybe it just wasn't built as good a I thought.