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The earwig is a common pest in our area. Unfortunately, you’re likely going to encounter this unusual pest. When you do, it is pertinent to know what you’re dealing with. Thankfully, earwigs aren’t as dangerous as most people believe. Despite the myth, these pests aren’t going to bore into your brains and lay eggs. It doesn’t happen. Nevertheless, they’re problematic in their own unique way. Earwigs often scare people because of their cerci which look like pincers. They can grow up to a third of the bug’s body. While some earwigs have wings, others do not develop wings. Despite this, all earwigs belong to the Dermaptera family.

An earwig’s body is either dark brown or reddish-brown. While more earwigs are small, one type can grow large. The Saint Helena Giant Earwig often reaches three inches in length.

Why Earwigs Are In Your Home

Earwigs want to enter your home when it is hot and dry outside. They prefer hiding in dark, damp locations. Your home offers plenty of suitable hiding spots for earwigs. Once they’ve entered your home, they’re not going anywhere. Another thing to remember is that these pests are nocturnal. They’ll stay put during the day and come out to eat at night. They’re primarily found in kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. The earwig prefers consuming mites, fleas, and other arthropods. If you’ve been dealing with a flea infestation, there is a good chance that you’re going to experience an earwig infestation soon.

Get rid of both by calling our office. We’ll do our best to remove them for you.

Earwig’s Serious Dangers

Are earwigs going to pose serious dangers to people or pets? Although they’re problematic in numerous ways, they normally don’t expose people to pets. There are many myths linked to earwigs but they’re primarily harmless. They’re primarily a nuisance. While they can pinch you with their cerci, they normally won’t cause any issues. Even if you get pinched, they’re not going to break your skin. Earwigs are primarily known for damaging plants. Rest assured knowing that these pests aren’t going to hurt anyone in your home.

 These pests are primarily a nuisance so they’re not going to expose you or your loved ones to serious dangers.

Best Method For Eliminating Earwigs

When you’re dealing with an earwig infestation, you need to find the best solution as quickly as possible. Don’t delay because the problem will only worsen. Ultimately, the best way to deal with the problem is by reducing the earwig population around your home. If you can reduce the earwig population outside, there won’t be as many earwigs around to enter your home. Remember that earwigs are attracted to bright lights. In the middle of the night, they’ll approach a bright home. You can keep them away by switching to sodium vapor yellow lights. Earwigs don’t like these lights nearly as much. Instead, they prefer mercury vapor lights, neon lights, and white lights.

After this, you should focus on sealing your outer walls. Do this effectively and the pests won’t be able to enter your home.

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Safest Earwig Treatments

When helping our clients, we have several priorities. First and foremost, we’re going to make sure that we can resolve the problem quickly. We don’t want to waste any time. Therefore, we’ve decided to pick the best solutions and the right products. Second, we’re going to go beyond the call of duty to ensure that our clients are protected during the treatment process. Work with us and you can guarantee that you’re going to be protected to the fullest. We’ll resolve your problem using the best EPA-approved products.

Preventing Invasions Of Earwigs

It is essential to prevent the earwigs around your property from entering your home. If you can do this, you can avoid future problems. Start by switching to sodium vapor yellow lights. These lights are less attractive to these pests. You’ll also want to properly seal all gaps and cracks on your outer walls. Reduce the moisture around your home to keep these pests out. Follow this advice and you might be able to avoid dealing with an earwig infestation in the months to come.

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