Earwigs are insects that belong to the order Dermaptera. They are minuscule and yet horrid looking bug. An adult earwig varies from 5-25mm in size. They consist of two pairs of wings and pincers on the back of their abdomens that make them look scary. You can also call the pincers forceps and earwigs use them to catch their prey and protect themselves from other creatures.
Very nocturnal in nature, earwigs are active mostly at night time, are attracted directly to light and are found swarming around lit porches and decks in the evening. By morning earwigs like to take siestas by hiding underneath potted plants, chair cushions, newspapers, and other very frequented family areas. Earwigs will invade your home through cracks or crevices in and around windows and doors while hunting for food or if the weather is chilly or too dry and hot.
What are the dangers of earwigs?
Earwigs are not dangerous, but they do cause a sometimes painless bite similar to a mosquito and ant bite. When we disturb try to catch them, in self-defense, they will fight back and insert their over-sized pincers into human skin. We called them earwig bites, and they are not deadly for people. However, the earwig bite breaks the skin, you should keep one thing in mind that these bites can cause some infections. For, the earwigs mostly live in soil, so there are high chances that while biting you they transfer many germs.
Many people believe that earwigs are dangerous because of a myth that is associated with them. The myth states that earwigs crawl into the ears of sleeping people and burrow into their brains to lay their eggs. This myth, thankfully, is completely untrue.
People are also afraid of earwigs because of their pincers; however, the pincers are not strong enough to break the skin of people and rarely strong enough to cause pain. The pincers are used to defend themselves against each other not against people. They are omnivorous that they can eat plants and live on other insects as well.How do I get rid of earwigs?
Do-It-Yourself pest control is never recommended. Chemicals used to control pests that are found at hardware and big box stores are often ineffective and do nothing to solve the root of the problem how the earwigs are getting inside of your home. Also, if not properly mixed or placed correctly, the chemicals are a threat to you, your family, pets, and plants. The safest way to control an earwig infestation is with the help of a trained professional. Flea Master uses safe, effective, non-invasive treatments to quickly get rid of all earwig infestations.
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Can I prevent an infestation in my home?
Here are some precautions and preventive tips that you can take to help lower your chances of a aggravating earwig invasion.
The best defense against earwigs is to have a year-round pest control service plan in place. In addition to a year-round pest control plan, there are some things that you as a homeowner can do to prevent an earwig infestation. Seal cracks and crevices found around doors and windows and install door sweeps on all exterior doors. Replace white outdoor light bulbs with yellow light bulbs which do not attract insects. It is also important to reduce humidity levels in your home by using de-humidifiers or air-conditioners.
Can I treat earwigs by myself?
No, controlling any type of mite infestations can be a difficult and frustrating task. To cover larger areas of your home landscape and lawn areas around your home requires larger and more specialized blanket techniques. Do-it-yourself spray is very impractical when trying to control earwigs. Most over the counter chemicals are dangerous and in-effective at best and the true safest way to control an earwig infestation is with the help of a trained professional.
Our Flea Master Pest Control Program will help you battle against a earwig pest manifestation. Our advanced and current treatment for pest elimination is safe for you, your family and your pets. Contact us today for information on how to eliminate this surprisingly unwanted pest from your home.