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What Should I Know About Earwigs?
An earwig is an insect that fits into the Dermaptera order. The earwig is a serious issue for homeowners because it wants to enter your home to find food and shelter. Earwigs have a unique body shape and horny appendages that are called cerci. They will use these cerci to pinch humans. Earwigs can range up to one-third of an inch in length. In addition to this, you will find earwigs with and without wings. Winged earwigs have front and back wings, but they rarely fly. They are either dark brown or reddish-brown.
Just remember that the size of the earwig depends on its species. Some can reach up to three inches. With more than 900 species of Dermaptera, it is important to know which species you’re dealing with before putting together a plan to tackle the issue. Despite the myth, earwigs do not burrow inside of human eggs to lay their eggs.
Why Are Earwigs In My Home?
What causes earwigs to invade a home? Well, earwigs prefer avoiding hot, dry weather so they’ll try to enter your home during the summer. They prefer staying in dark, wet locations. If they can enter your home, they’ll find a lot of suitable locations to shelter. These creatures are nocturnal so they’re going to sleep during the day and stay away at night. Once inside a home, they will stay in the bathroom, kitchen, and basement.
Earwigs feed on arthropods, mites, fleas, and plants. If you have a mite infestation, there is a good chance that earwigs are going to reach your home at some point.
Do Earwigs Pose A Health Hazard To Humans?
Living in Philadelphia means you may encounter earwigs in the future. They’re a nuisance pest so they may sneak into your home and cause chaos. In addition to this, earwigs can pinch humans. They’re not strong enough to break the sink, but you still want to avoid them. Earwigs are destructive so they’ll be able to destroy your plants. If you have beautiful blossoms, it is a good idea to keep earwigs away from them.
How Should I Eliminate Earwigs?
There are numerous ways to eliminate earwigs from your home, but some methods are better. You need to work diligently to find the best method for your unique situation. First and foremost, you need to target the earwig population outside. Once you’ve done that, there will be no earwigs outside to enter your home. Also, remember that earwigs are attracted to moisture and light. You’ll need to eliminate both. Cover your doors and windows so light won’t leak outside. You can also switch your lights to Sodium Vapor yellow lights to avoid problems.
If you need assistance dealing with this issue, contact us. We’re highly skilled exterminators who are ready to help you.
When Can Your Extermination Begin?
Contact us and schedule an appointment. We’ll reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Earwig Extermination Safe?
Our company offers reliable, safe earwig extermination services. We know how important it is to keep our clients safe from start to finish. We would never use dangerous chemicals that could create problems for you or your loved ones. All of the products we used are registered with the EPA so you can rest assured knowing they’re safe for humans, pets, and plants. When you’re ready to tackle the problem, call us. We won’t stop until the bugs are eliminated for good.
Can I Prevent Earwigs From Entering My Home?
Thankfully, you can take steps to prevent earwigs from entering your home. For starters, you need to focus on sealing all entry points. If they have entry points, they’ll use them to enter your home. Blocking these gaps can prevent them from entering your home. You’ll also want to change your lights and reduce moisture. Get rid of wet conditions so earwigs won’t be interested in entering your home. When you find earwigs around your home, contact us so we can fix the problem for you.