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Earwigs

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Description

Earwigs

Pest Stats

Color

Dark brown

Legs

6

Shape

Long, narrow

Size

1

Antennae

Yes

Region

Found throughout U.S.

Habits

Earwigs non-social insects that show maternal care. The mother will provide warmth and protection for her eggs even after they have hatched. Earwigs hide during the day and are active at night. During the night they feed on plants, leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects. They are not known to intentionally climb into people’s ears.

Habitat

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. Few can survive in cold climates. Earwigs can be found in tight crevices, in the woodlands, gardens, under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structures through exterior cracks and crevices.

Threats

Earwigs are a nuisance pest. They do not climb into human ears or spread diseases, but their indoor presence can be disturbing to residents.

Earwig Prevention

The most effective way to get rid of earwigs call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.

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