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How to Get Rid of Earwigs

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 12:57

Earwig Pest Control


Earwigs can easily be recognized by their pincers at the end of their abdomen. Their pinchers are harmless to humans and although it is a myth that earwigs do bite, do may pinch with their pincers if they are aggressively handled. Earwigs are dark reddish-brown, with light brown legs, and they are about 5/8″ long. Earwigs will lay their eggs under the soil about 2-3″. Earwigs need moisture to survive. Earwigs are mostly active at night and they eat dead insects and decomposing plant materials. They are also attracted to light. If earwigs appear in the house, it is safe to say that they came from the outdoors through an entry points (i.e. doors, crack and crevice, window sills, drains, utility pipes and windows). More on How to Get Rid of Earwigs

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