Description

Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig.

Pest Facts
Color: Dark brown
Legs: Six
Shape: Long, narrow
Size: 1 inches
Antennae: Yes
Flying: No
Region: All 50 States

Habits

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

Habitat

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. They 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 people's brains at night. They do not spread diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner.

Prevention

Remove harborage sites such as leaf piles, mulch piles or other vegetation. Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry.

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