Earwigs we probably all know by now how they really got their name? Well from the widespread thought that they would crawl into people’s ears and then bore into our brans while we slept. The little pinchers on the earwigs body or the “cerci” are used both to defend themselves and also to scare off […]
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.
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.
You need earwig control if you have ever seen a reddish brown bug with forceps on its back in your garden. They are very common in any landscape and sometimes the little critters make it into your home causing a ruckus! These little guys eat other insects and, in some cases, are actually great if […]