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Earwigs

Earwigs

Quick Reference Facts

Common Name: Earwigs
Common Traits: Color: Dark brown, Shape: Long narrow, Size: 1" long, Region: throughout the U.S.
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Prevention Methods

  • Remove leaf piles and mulch piles
  • Seal cracks and crevices
  • Contact Markle for professional control

Habits:

Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night.

Habitat:

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.

Threats:

Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears and eat peoples’ brains at night. They do not spread diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner.

Information provided by the National Pest Management AssociationĀ