If you think you have found jumping worms, take high-resolution photos showing the ring around the worm’s body in relation to its head and report jumping earthworms using www.eddmaps.org or contact the DNR Information Center at 888-646-6367 or email@example.com.
Steps to prevent the spread
- Don’t buy worms advertised as jumping worms, “snake worms,” “Alabama jumpers” or “crazy worms” for any purpose.
- Anglers should dispose of any unwanted bait worms in the trash.
- Gardeners should inspect incoming mulch or plants for jumping worms and if swapping plants with friends, wash off the soil and share the plants as bare-root plants.
- Recreationists should brush the mud off their boots and equipment.