If you are looking for earwig control, look no further, Alpha has you covered. Earwigs are a common household pest and are unique with the way they look. They are easily recognizable by their pinchers located at the ends of their abdomen, which are generally harmless to humans. Earwigs will actually use the pinchers when sparing with other earwigs. They are dark reddish-brown, have light brown legs, and are about 5/8 inch long.
Female earwigs reproduce up to 20-60 eggs in a single season. They will lay their eggs in a burrow in the soil. Most species have one generation a year, and over-winter in the soil. Both adults and the young require moisture to live. Inside the home they can often by found near water sources such as beneath sinks, in bathrooms, in utility rooms, and even hanging around your pets water bowl.
Earwigs are nocturnal primarily feeding at night. They are scavengers, eating dead insects and decomposing plant materials. They are also known to eat live plants and can do damage to crops. Earwigs may look for shelter in areas with mulch, pine straw, leaf litter, and other debris. They prefer dark and damp areas like under sidewalks, and stones.
Earwigs are a common household pest and can get in through entry points like doors and windows. Their populations often build up around foundations when there is excess moisture. Earwigs produce large populations rather quickly and are often a major problem in new subdivisions.
If you’re finding pesky earwigs in or around your home call Alpha Home Pest Control to help you prepare and defend your home against unwanted pests! (208)475-4440blog