Did you know that they are more than 2,000 species of earwigs?
Earwigs are medium-sized insects with a dark brown body. Their legs have a lighter shade of brown. These insects look a bit creepy. They have a pair of forceps at their end-tail which is a very unusual feature. For this reason, many people often refer to them as pincher bugs. Their length is ranges from 5 to 25 mm.
These pincher bugs love to live in warm and humid climates. But they can be found in almost all climates.
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What Do Earwigs Eat?
It can be hard to spot earwigs in your home. They’ll hide during the day and feed at night. Their main sources of food are decaying plants and dead insects. They also feed on live plants and may cause severe damage to crops.
Habitats of Earwigs
These insects mostly prefer to live under dead plants matter such as straw, piles of leaves, or mulch. They also live under rocks and stones. These creepy insects can also live inside your home. They mostly gain access through open doors and windows. Once inside, earwigs seek shelter in the dark and damp corners of your house.
What Attracts Earwigs to Your Home?
Earwigs mostly come to your house in search of food and shelter, especially during the dry seasons. They feed on decaying organic matter and the greasy or sugary foods in your kitchen.
Earwigs in Your Home?
Earwigs are generally harmless to human beings. However, do not live with them. In case you spot one of them walking around your house, throw it outside your house and do a thorough cleaning and vacuuming to establish if they are more.
In case you suspect you might be having a bigger earwig problem, a good idea is to contact a pest exterminator expert as soon as possible. They’ll assess the extent of the infestation and tailor-make a solution that fits your exact needs. Call to (650) 309-1841 to speak to a pest control expert.
Preventing an Earwig Infestation
- Clean up your backyard by removing all piles of dry leaves and other organic matter.
- Ensure that water from your gutter system is directed away from the foundation of your house or collected and stored.
- Ensure there is a gap of about 1 foot between your house and the grass on your compound or backyard.
- Minimize dampness in your home. Use dehumidifiers in areas near the bathroom and other damp areas.
However, note that earwigs are beneficial insects. They should only be a concern when found destroying the foundation of your house or living inside your house.
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