02/20/18

Common Reasons You Have Earwigs In Your Home

Common Reasons You Have Earwigs In Your Home 2/20/2018 Earwigs are nocturnal, usually hiding all day inside of small cracks or dark places, and are very dependent on moisture. At night they will feed on other insects, mold, and plants. They are highly attracted to light and can be found around outdoor lighting, hiding nearby… Read more »

09/11/17

Why Earwigs Become Problematic In The Fall

Why Earwigs Become Problematic In The Fall 9/11/2017 Those nasty annoying “pincher” bugs have returned again this year in record numbers. I hate to see them scurrying around giving me the creeps. They look like they could give someone quite a bite too, but they are not very aggressive and rarely bite. If they do,… Read more »

08/15/17

Are The Earwig Myths True?

Are The Earwig Myths True? 8/15/2017 Remember all of the things that we believed as kids that we have since learned, to our relief, were completely untrue. There is no boogie man. Watermelon seeds will not grow inside your stomach if swallowed. No one has ever ruined their eyesight standing too close to the TV.… Read more »

01/16/17

Why Do I Have Earwigs In My Home?

Why Do I Have Earwigs In My Home? 1/16/2017   Before answering that pressing question, let’s take a look at some basic facts about this interesting creature. Earwigs have tiny pincers located on the back of their abdomens that are used for defense when fighting with other earwigs. There are over twenty species of earwigs… Read more »

09/26/16

Earwigs Are Beneficial

Earwigs Are Beneficial 9/26/2016 When the topic of earwigs comes up, which is hardly ever unless you’re an entomologist, the word “beneficial” is not often used. Earwigs are most notably associated with the myth that they crawl into the ears of humans and feed on their brains. But the truth is, earwigs do have a… Read more »