Adult earwigs range in size from ¼ to 1 inch. They are slender insects with two pair of wings. While earwigs don’t sting or bite and are not known to transmit diseases, these pests are still a source of frustration for many homeowners. Earwigs quickly multiply, so the sight of one usually means that there are many more hiding nearby. Earwigs move into homes to find food, or because of a change in weather.

Most earwigs are nocturnal and naturally inhabit small crevices, living in small amounts of debris,  such as bark and fallen logs. Picnic tables, compost and waste bins, patios, lawn furniture, window frames, or anything with very small dark spaces, are likely places where they will be found. Inside they can be found in areas where there is water – kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries.

To control earwigs it is important to eliminate their hiding places. To prevent earwigs from entering the home, move landscape timbers, logs, decorative stones, and firewood piles away from the foundation. Trim trees and shrubs that cause damp, shady areas near the house.

When they enter the home, Buggin’ Us Pest Control can get rid of them and help prevent them from entering the home again.

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