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5 Steps to Effective Earwig Control

Earwigs, the legend goes, will crawl into people’s ears at night and burrow into their brains. Fortunately, that’s a myth (earwigs are actually relatively harmless to humans), but earwigs are pests nonetheless and earwig control is important. Earwigs are easily recognizable by their pincers at the ends of their abdomen. They are dark reddish-brown, with light brown legs, and are about 5/8 inch long. Here, learn 5 steps to effective earwig control.

Earwig Control for Your Home

Earwigs got their name when people erroneously thought these insects crawled into
people’s ears when they slept. Other than a light pinch, earwigs are harmless to
humans. These creatures scavenge for dead insects and rotting plants; they may also
chew on living plants. They are enemies with aphids and mites. If left alone, they can
become a big problem in a garden, eating their way through all the flowers, shrubs, and
vegetables. It’s important to begin earwig control early.