Happy Tuesday! Here are some facts about a somewhat misunderstood insect- the earwig. Even their name is a misconception, as they aren’t known to crawl in human ears. Earwigs are small, long, and flat bugs that have a set of pincers on their backside used for reproduction, hunting, and defense. Many people are scared of them because of the pincers, although they rarely bite people and produce no venom.

Earwigs are often found near sources of water in the home such as bathrooms and kitchens. Outside, they live under piles of lawn debris, mulch, or in tree holes, and feed on dead or alive plants and other insects.

If you want to get rid of earwigs, remove piles of leaves or other plant material from the property. Move firewood at least 10 feet from the house (this prevents termites too). Lastly, make sure there’s proper outdoor drainage around the home, as earwigs are attracted to water sources.

If you think you have an infestation or pest problem, give us a call at 318-697-7382 or send us a message to get a free estimate. Have a great rest of your day!