The earwig insect can cause damage to cultivated plants and become a nuisance when migrating indoors. Some species will emit a foul odor. These insects have a distinct appearance. Please take note of the picture of the earwig above.

Outside: Earwigs are nocturnal and can be found during the day in moist shady places, under wood piles, stones, boards, compost piles, flower beds, and other secluded places.

Inside: When earwigs migrate indoors, they hide in cracks and crevices around baseboards and other locations. The earwig insect may be found in potted plants and cut flowers.

The earwig insect can cause damage to cultivated plants and become a nuisance when migrating indoors. Some species will emit a foul odor. These insects have a distinct appearance.

What we do to get rid of them:

They can be controlled through an initial interior application with quarterly exterior application to prevent new populations from entering the home. They do not bite or sting and they do not crawl into your ear as you may have heard in old wives tales.

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