Jumping worms are a thing to worry about now, too??


Raise your hand if you had 'invasive jumping worms' on your 2021 bingo card.

A species known as Amynthas spp, or 'jumping worms', are jumping their way across the country, spotted in several Midwestern states including Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

The worms, who originally come from Asia, are an invasive species that can crowd out other worm and inspect species, and damage plant roots and soil.

Adult jumping worms are 4 to 8 inches long, can move quickly, and 'thrash wildly' when held. If you find one, experts recommend killing it and throwing it out in a sealed plastic bag.