Insect Pest Control
Q.

Thin White Wire-like Worms

Anonymous added on June 20, 2011 | Answered

I have found several plants affected with a thin wire-like worm in my garden. They appear to be waving in the air after a rain. I would like to know what pest this is. I thought it was a wireworm but does not look like the ones in the photos I have seen. How do I treat this?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 21, 2011

These could be anything from grubs to whitefly larvae, or even garden symphylans (which is generally more common). This article will help determine if these worms are the ones in question: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/garden-symphylan-small-white-worm-like-bugs-in-the-soil.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Insect Pest Control
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More