Where to buy red worms in Nevada

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In today’s article, I’ll share a few different places to buy composting worms in Nevada. While living in the desert may make it difficult to find worms in nature, there are other options. Composting at home or in an apartment is perfect for Nevada because the outdoors may prove to be too hostile for worms to exist.

Of course, you could always purchase worms from our friends over at Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm (clicking this link helps support the website, thanks in advance!).

Let’s jump in so you can get started today.

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Check The Leaf Litter (the free way)

This first tip may not actually work depending on your location and time of year. After a good rainfall, it is common to find worms on the surface searching for air. If you live near a wooded area or park, you can check under fallen leaves and debris after the rain. Worms use this debris as shelter while seeking oxygen.

I personally love this method because:

  1. It’s free
  2. You use native worms (releasable back in nature)
  3. Harms fewer worms in the process
  4. Includes beneficial bacteria to help your worms get established

Another benefit is if you decide that worm composting isn’t for you, just release the worms back into nature. You can’t do this with other methods as you may introduce an invasive species into the natural ecosystem.

Contact Fishing Supply Stores

You can always check your local bait shop If you didn’t have any luck digging for worms. Around common fishing locations, it is common to find a bunch of different bait and tackle shops. You can even find these shops in your local mall.

Many people think they only sell African nightcrawlers or other large worms. However, it is very common for bait and tackle shops to also sell red worms and blue worms.

Bait shops often mix red and blue worms because they are relatively the same size. If you arrive to find the worm breeds mixed, that’s okay. Red and blue worms don’t mind living together. Both enjoy living in a colony and can compost a lot compared to their body size.

Online Sellers In Your Community

Social Media Marketplaces

Social media is another great way to find compost worms. These people are unlikely to be official worm salespeople, just people making a few extra bucks.

If you’re a Facebook user you can check the online yard sale, garage sale, and trade only groups. These groups have a lot of people within your own community. Simply post that you are looking for compost worms (red and blue worms) and how much you’d like to spend.

Since many of these individuals are not official worm sellers, the amounts will be all over the map. Review the offers, and make sure they’re selling the worms, not the compost. Also make sure to get a picture of the worms, to ensure they are healthy before you arrive.

Buy Worms In CO On eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist Sellers

Next let’s talk specifically about resources like eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist. Honestly, I constantly overlook these resources to find local goods. However, they are amazing. Often you can make a quick transaction with someone who lives relatively close to you. If they need to ship the worms, it will likely take a day or two to arrive.

I like this method as it gives you the freedom and anonymity to purchase online but also supports a local person. The worms often fare better in the shipping process as well.

To find a local seller, you will need to filter your results. You will want to search for items within the closest radius. I often search using the closest option, if nothing shows up, I select the next closest option. Do this until you find a seller nearby with a good reputation.

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Here are some quick links to buy worms in Nevada on Craigslist.

Worm Stores In Nevada

If you want to buy worms from a formal worm seller, you have a few options. Both sellers are located in Las Vegas and have a long reputation for selling worms. Since your state’s ecosystem is harsh, I would suggest using an in-state seller who has the shortest shipping time, or local pick up if possible.

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Here is the resource I did find:

Vegas Worms
5307 Smoke Ranch Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 789-6947

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