What is it? How do I kill it?

What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:42 pm

Ewwwww... never seen these before....in the garden...maybe came in some soil that we bought? They're about 6" long. No bigger round than thread! What are they? They're creepy!
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:55 pm

Freddy, assuming its not a root.... is it some kind of worm? Does it move? In this pic, it looks like the 'climber/gripper' of a grapevine.
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:22 pm

Freddy wrote:Ewwwww... never seen these before....in the garden...maybe came in some soil that we bought? They're about 6" long. No bigger round than thread! What are they? They're creepy!


DEAR GOD RUN!!!!!!!!! :shock: Get out of there man!
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Yes, it moves! We're on WiFi about 50 miles from the house right now....still running!
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:31 pm

HA! Its a Horse-Hair Worm. Harmless to people.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/e614horsehair.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:06 pm

*phew!* I guess we can go home. I'll bet Mom's getting hungry anyway. THANK YOU! My wife found websites that talked about whip worms. I didn't think they looked the same, but she was worried about the dogs. How'd you find the info? Thanks again.
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:01 pm

Get a jar full of them, then next time you have spagetti, give the jar to your wife to cook up :sick: :woot: :fear: :mrgreen: :crazy: Extra Protein! Yummy!

I've seen them in Maine before, probably 30 years ago, and I thought they were the worms that moose get. I started my search on that basis, but that was wrong. I finally found a refrence to "Skinny long worms" and that one was on the top of the list. Now we both know what they are called. :D
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:01 pm

Be glad that's all it is. I noticed over the weekend that my tomatoes had stopped growing (rotting on the vine) and the plants were dying from the top down. The leaves were all curled up, just like the Wicked Witch of the West’s feet. I discovered via the internet that the planets had developed "curly top" virus and there is nothing I can do about it but pull them up and hope I can stop it from spreading to my one remaining pepper plant. The virus is spread by these microscopic bugs. The virus is akin to cholesterol in humans but there is no treatment. It clogs the veins until they are completely blocked and the plant dies – from the top down.

The good news is that the soil is not infected so the problem shouldn’t be repeated next year; except that the plants were probably infected when I brought them and that’s a possibility for next year, too. Unfortunately, you can’t tell by looking at them. On the other hand I now have lots of room for my yellow squash that isn’t affected by the virus. Somehow that doesn’t make me feel any better. Sigh.
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:23 pm

lowfog01 wrote: I noticed over the weekend that my tomatoes had stopped growing (rotting on the vine) and the plants were dying from the top down. The leaves were all curled up, just like the Wicked Witch of the West’s feet. I discovered via the internet that the planets had developed "curly top" virus and there is nothing I can do about it but pull them up and hope I can stop it from spreading to my one remaining pepper plant. The virus is spread by these microscopic bugs. The virus is akin to cholesterol in humans but there is no treatment. It clogs the veins until they are completely blocked and the plant dies – from the top down.

The good news is that the soil is not infected so the problem shouldn’t be repeated next year; except that the plants were probably infected when I brought them and that’s a possibility for next year, too. Unfortunately, you can’t tell by looking at them. On the other hand I now have lots of room for my yellow squash that isn’t affected by the virus. Somehow that doesn’t make me feel any better. Sigh.


Liza, my Dad's tomato plants had something similar, but whatever was killing his, stayed in the soil year to year. He was never able to grow tomato plants in the garden again. There must be a powder or spray or something, but he never used it. Start your plants from seed around January-February, then you can plant your own without someone elses' contaminated potting soil.
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:51 pm

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Liza, my Dad's tomato plants had something similar, but whatever was killing his, stayed in the soil year to year. He was never able to grow tomato plants in the garden again. There must be a powder or spray or something, but he never used it. Start your plants from seed around January-February, then you can plant your own without someone elses' contaminated potting soil.[/quote]

I guess we'll see next year if the soil is contaminated. The internet sites says it won't be and you know if it's on the internet it has to be true. :D I was thinking of moving my garden around back anyway. It's currently a small area I'm "stealing" from the front yard because of lack of sun and my kids' trampoline in the back yard. We had to take some trees down out back and my 14 year old hasn't touched the tramp in months so the timing on making the move may be right in the spring. I sure hated to lose this year's tomatoes though. Take care, Lisa
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Re: What is it? How do I kill it?

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:46 pm

Wow Freddy, I saw that pic and could only think 1 thing.... thank goodness they dont live in water and try to swim toward a urine stream!!!
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