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.
Earwigs are scary looking insects with pincers or forceps at the end of their abdomen and are reddish brown in color with light brown legs.
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 […]
Earwigs are generally a nuisance pest, and don’t cause much stir for homeowners. But last year, Houston saw an invasion of earwigs in previously unprecedented proportions due to an unusually hot summer. With an unusually warm winter, be prepared for a hotter summer. In this article, we discuss earwigs and what to do in case earwigs try to move indoors again.
Controlling EarWigs The Earwig got its name from the widespread superstition that they used to crawl into people’s ears while they were sleeping and bore into the brain. There are over 20 different species of earwigs, but typically only about three of these are commonly known as pests. The earwig has forcept like appendages called […]