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Spring or Summer Worms

We have noticed these worms in our backyard these many years now. They are not turning into butterflies. If they did, everyone would come stare and take photos of my backyard.

However these things just seem to appear and then they are everywhere in the trees, leaves, on the ground, deck grass etc.
Must I say 'ew' loudly? Yes I despise the little things.  They seem to stick around for a month or two and then leave...die...disappear. I don't know.

The birds do not eat them as far as I can tell, nor do any other animals.  I assume they can defend themselves. Ha!

Have you seen them before and do you know what they are?

Any ideas on how I can get rid of them? What to look for etc?

Does the fact that we live beside a cane field has anything to do with it?



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  1. Awwww, they aren't turning into butterflies??? Could they just be pretty pesty insects? What's wrong with these things that that won't turn into beautiful monarch butterflies? Was it not cold enough?

    1. They are pesky alright. They keep us out of our backyard. And there are hoards of them! OY

  2. We have had the same thing but with these! ( sorry for gross picture! )
    Ours were Japanese beetle grubs!! Eww!
    Good luck figuring yours out!

    1. Rachel those are ew!
      I've been trying for a long time now to find out what mine are. ew.
      I just want to know why? and how to get them gone and if I should.

  3. Carpenter ants come in huge number to our place every spring, and so do lady bugs, tons of them in the house! I used to like lady bugs once upon a time, until we moved here. ;)

    Good luck w/deworming, lol. At least they're not there year round! :)

    1. I know what you mean. In my country they would say: To much a one ting good fi nutten :)

      Is it weird that they do not go in the front yard?

    2. No, I don't think it's weird. Nature's full of beautiful, wonderful, gross, disgusting things, isn't it? :)

  4. They are a bit colourful so I am surprised they are not turning into butterflies Colette! I hope you find out what they are soon.

    1. I hope so too.
      Until then, it's some deworm spray I hope. Oy.

  5. I hate creepy crawlies!! I googled identifying garden pests and found this website which displays "mug shots" of different pests.

    I had some nasty pests on my potato plants so I sprayed them with joy dish detergent and mouth wash then placed a small tuna can full of beer in the soil. I found dead worms in it the next day.

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