Are these tiny worms pests?

Discussion in 'Plant Pests, Diseases and Weeds' started by Montanagardener, May 24, 2006.

  1. Montanagardener

    Montanagardener New Seed

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    Hi,

    My son and I have been working in our new garden that was tilled from a weed patch this spring. Half of the garden has gone well, but on this second half, I am noticing a tiny underground worm that I've never seen before.

    It's about 1/4 inch long, dark grey to black, my son thinks it has an orange head and it wants nothing but to burrow back into the soil as fast as it can. It's very prolific on this side of our garden.

    I'm wondering first of all what it is and second of all what I need to do, if anything, to get rid of it.

    Thank you all for your time! :-D

    Montana Gardener
     



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  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    gardenplansireland Seedling

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    tweetykiss Seedling

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    Do they by any chance curl up...if so I heard one slang for them is roly poly and I don't know if they do damage to plants or flowers but my garden has 'roly polys'.