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Q.Brown Grub Like Worms In Garden Soil

Zone Kennesaw, GA 30152 | Anonymous added on August 3, 2022 | Answered

Need help identifying these brown grub worms. My box garden soil is literally moving from them all. Are they bad? How do I get rid of them? Are my plants okay and is it safe to eat the vegetables from the plants that the worms have infested under and around? I had a nitrogen depletion a couple months ago and added blood meal to my soil as a quick fix to my, at the time, dying plants. I am thinking it had something to do with this problem. Please help! Thank you!!

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GKH_Susan
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 11, 2022

You may have soldier fly larvae and they are harmless. Crane fly larva are similar, too. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/soldier-flies-in-compost.htm

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