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What Is An Earwig?
This small insect is a member of the Dermapter order. This insect has a smooth, long body. They have cerci or abdominal appendages that make them stand out from a crowd. They look like pincers and tend to vary in size and shape depending on gender. In addition to this, you should know that earwigs may or may not have wings. Winged earwigs will have two sets of wings with one being on the front and another on the back. Right now, there are 900 unique species of Dermaptera. Most are found in areas with temperate climates. They’re called earwigs because there is a myth that this insect will get into a human’s ear and burrow inside of that person’s brain.
Why Does My Home Have Earwigs?
When it gets hot outside, earwigs are going to start looking for ways to get inside. They like living in warm, dark areas. Once they’ve gotten into your home, they’ll easily be able to find multiple places to stay. Also, you have to remember that this insect is nocturnal so they’re going to hide during the day. You’ll most likely find earwigs in your kitchen, basement, and bathroom. During the evening and night, they’ll stop hiding and begin eating plants, mites, and fleas.
Are Earwigs Dangerous?
Earwigs are considered a nuisance pest. If you try to handle an earwig, there is a risk that it’ll pinch you use its cerci. This isn’t a major issue since it won’t be able to puncture your skin. Rest assured knowing that this insect does not release venom so it won’t poison you. The biggest problem with these insects is that they’re destructive and will destroy your household plants and gardens.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Earwigs?
Before trying to get rid of the earwigs, you should take steps to manage the population nearby. These insects are attracted to light sources. They also like moist spots. You can remedy this issue by reducing the amount of light in your home. Prevent the light from escaping through your windows and doors. You should also try using sodium vapor yellow lights because they’re not as attractive. You’ll also want to limit the entry points in your home. Seal all holes and cracks to prevent the earwigs from entering your home.
When Can You Begin?
We want to get rid of your earwigs as quickly as possible. We’re going to respond to your call within 24 to 48 hours.
Are The Treatment Options Safe?
We understand that consumers are worried about the safety of earwig treatments. Don’t worry. We’ve done everything possible to protect our clients. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and ready to begin helping you. We use the safest solutions possible. All products used by our technicians are registered by the EPA.
Can I Prevent Future Earwig Infestations?
It is difficult to completely eliminate the risk of pest infestations. Nevertheless, there are ways to reduce your risks. If you want to prevent earwigs from entering your home, you should reduce humidity and moisture. You’ll also want to seal all cracks and crevices so the insects cannot get inside. Contact us because we can provide you with more tips.