Wonder Worman Friends, We’ve Got Worms!

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Common vermicomposting questions answered by WW

Invaded in Idaho

My worm bins seem to be doing good but are full of fruit flies. What should I do?

Breeze in Brothers

Red Wiggler castings are amazing, but is it really true that “This poop don’t stink”?

Hot in Warm Springs

When should I remove the insulation around my outdoor wooden worm bins?

Seashore Shelly

I love shellfish, and other seafood. Can I feed my worms cooked shrimp shells?

This poop don’t stink!

Red Wiggler Villians

Enemies of the Worm Bin

Centipede

Predator
Centipedes are fast moving predators that will kill small worms and should be removed. The only way to control centipedes is to remove them by hand which should be done carefully.

Millipede

Predator
Often mistaken as a worm because of its long segmented brownish body. They mainly feed on decaying matter but are also known to feed on small insects, other arthropods, and worms.

Mole

Predator
Outdoor vermicomposters beware! There’s no better delicacy to a mole than a Red Wiggler treat. Be sure your worm habitat if directly on the ground has a bottom to it like wood, or metal screening.

Red Mite

Parasite
This bright red parasite will latch onto a Red Wiggler and suck the blood right out of her! It will also attach itself and suck fluid from the cocoons. This little guy is no bueno.

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