How can I get rid of the night crawlers taking over my lawn?
When I added on to my house, the lawn was damaged by the heavy machinery. The lawn has recovered. I've added a sprinkler system to help it. But now there's an overabundance of night crawlers. They make bumps and hills all over. I want them gone so I can walk on my grass again! Any suggestions?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

The night crawlers love the sprinkler system you recently added. If you cut back on watering, they will probably decline to tolerable levels. Night crawlers and other worms are welcome visitors to most gardens because they are so beneficial; they aerate the soil and disperse organic matter through the root zone. Their presence will improve the quality of your grass, so it may be worth tolerating a few bumps and hills for a healthier lawn. Although many lawn insecticides may reduce the number of night crawlers in your yard, none is labeled for that purpose. Neighborhood children might want to collect the night crawlers for bait for fishermen.

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