Earwigs

Earwigs are active during the night and they stay hidden in cracks around your home during the day. Their diet consists of plants and insects. More than likely they can be found in a flower bed or a garden. They may try to make their way into your home to find food and comfort in harsh weather conditions. Females usually lay between 30 to 50 eggs but to be more accurate it depends on the species. There are more than 20 species of earwigs and they grow to be 5-25 mm.

 

Earwig Control

  • You should allow predators for earwigs such as birds and toads. 
  • ​You should spray insecticides around the outside of your home. 
  • You should be sure that all cracks and possible entry ways are closed. 
  • Be sure that there are no damp areas around your home. 

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