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Worms In Our Environment And Those That Cause Disease

Jun 19, 2008
Worms may also be called helminths , particularly in medical terminology when referring to parasitic worms , especially the Nematoda (roundworms) and Cestoda (tapeworms). Hence "helminthology " is the study of parasitic worms. Worms had one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Germany.

Its Romanesque-Gothic synagogue, founded in 1034, was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 but was rebuilt after the war and reopened in 1961. Worms are odourless and free from disease. Vermiculture looks set to emerge as a significant waste management technology.

Worms usually live underground so they thrive in an environment that is cool, dark and moist. You can purchase a tub of 500 - 1000 worms to get started. Worms of all kinds are highly susceptible to dessication [drying out]. They breed when it rains.

Worms need moisture to keep their skin wet enough to wriggle and burrow with ease. When using paper products for bedding, soak them overnight or longer in a separate container and then pull them apart into small pieces.

Worms usually live in soil; some live in water. Many worms eat small plants and animals, others feed on decaying matter. Worms, even if they're intended to be harmless, will always do damage to the network, though it might only be using up extra bandwidth. A virus attacks and corrupts files on a computer.

WORMS are much stronger than ANTs and are more insidious and pervasive. If we are focused, we can overcome an ANT with sheer will power, but will power up against a WORM [deep seated, dominant belief] is like one soldier up against an entire army.

Dogs which are in generally good condition are not threatened by worm infestations and may not even show symptoms. However, it's a good idea to keep the dog as worm-free as possible and take all possible steps for its upkeep. Dogs, cows, goats, pigs, and horses can spread ringworm to humans and other animals via direct contact or contact with objects the infected animal has touched (such as bedding, grooming articles, saddles, furniture, carpeting, etc.).

Larval forms of this parasite migrate through internal organs, get coughed up and swallowed, and become mature parasites in the small intestines. Intermediate hosts like rodents can become infected by eating eggs, and can then infect a dog or cat when they are eaten. Larvae will already have caused some damage before these parasitoids kill them, but parasitoids break the life cycle by reducing the number of caterpillars changing to the adult stage.

Wasps of the Trichogramma group are egg parasitoids that kill these pests before they hatch and begin feeding. Larva may or may not be present; if present they are of the trochophore type. Some forms also reproduce asexually.

Tapeworms are carried by fleas so good flea control will help prevent them from coming back. Tapeworms can infect people but the are transferred to people the same way they are to cats -- by ingesting fleas. Tapeworms cannot be killed by the typical generic, over-the-counter wormers; see the veterinarian for prescription-only treatment that really works. Don't waste your time or money on non-prescription tape worm medications .
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