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Do Earwigs Really get into People’s Ears?

Earwig Pest Control

The name may suggest that they make their way into someone’s ear while they sleep but thankfully, this is a myth. Earwigs do not want to live in a person’s ear. In fact, they prefer to live outdoors.

The Real Facts About Earwigs

An earwig is a long, slim insect that has six legs and usually is dark brown or black in color. They also have long cerci or clippers that make them easy to identify.
Earwig Pest Control - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Earwig on flowerThey usually feed on foliage such as flowers and leaves and will also eat fruits and other insects.

Earwigs are usually found outdoors living under a pile of leaves or near any type of lawn debris. They are also sometimes found living in holes in trees and enjoy places that are damp and dark.

Earwigs are a nighttime invader. They tend to keep quiet and sleep in the daytime, coming out at night to relocate or find food.

Earwigs have three stages of development. They start as an egg, develop into a nymph, and finally grow into an adult.

Earwig Pest Control Tips

Earwigs can make their way into your home or business and find a nice quiet spot to live. Usually, you can find them in bathrooms and kitchens where there is a large abundance of food and water.

An adult earwig can lay from 30 to 50 eggs at a time which can turn into a lot of insects in your home very quickly.

Things You Can Do to Keep Earwigs Out

  1. The best way to keep them from getting in is to seal up outside cracks.
  2. Then make sure that you don’t have any exposed cracks in the siding of your home.
  3. Close off any gaps from entry doors.

This can be an easy DIY weekend project for most people.

The good thing about these pests is that they are not harmful. They can be a terror to see running across your path, but they are not to be feared.

Earwigs do not carry and spread disease and they do not get into people’s ears and live in their brains! They are actually a helpful pest. In fact, they will eat other bugs that could be causing trouble in your home.

Contact Croach® today for help with any of your pest control problems.

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