- Does it sting?:
Because of its “pincher bug” appearance it may look as if Earwigs would deliver a powerful sting or bite, However they are not strong enough to pierce the skin, but they can nip.
Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day they will be found in moist shady places, under wood piles, stones, boards, compost piles, flower beds, mulched areas, and leaf litter. When earwigs migrate indoors, they hide in cracks and crevices around baseboards, and in damp areas like basements, and crawlspaces.
- Tips For Control:
Eliminate damp, moist conditions in crawl spaces under houses, around faucets, around air-conditioning units and along house foundations.
Since Earwigs are also attracted to light, using lights that are less attractive to insects, like yellow lights can help too.
The technician will always determine the best method of treatment upon inspection. However, treatment should be done outside with applications focusing around the foundation, flower beds, mulch areas and turf within a couple of yards of the residence, as well as in the crawl space areas of the home.