Insect Pest Control
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Small black worms eating flowers

Zone 35085 | Carol42 added on July 29, 2015 | Answered

Small worms that I also find falling off trees into my pool, very strange looking - not smooth skinned but prickly looking.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 30, 2015

More likely a caterpillar then a worm.

Some caterpillars can be eliminated with something like Neem Oil.
Correctly identifying the infestation will make the treatment more effective.

Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/tent-worms-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/prevent-caterpillars.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/using-bacillus-thuringiensis.htm

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