How To Get Rid Of Earwigs

Want to know how to get rid of earwigs? The best way to get rid of earwigs is to not get them in the first place. If you are experiencing an infestation of earwigs, it could be a sign of excessive moisture levels in your home.

If you have earwigs now, we can help. If you don’t have earwigs now, the best way to keep them from coming in is to assure your home doesn’t have any moisture problems. That is best done with a thorough home inspection by Priority Pest Services. Contact Priority Pest Services to schedule your free home inspection. Let us take care of what’s bugging you!

Earwigs are insects from the order Dermaptera. Adult earwigs have a set of antennae, elongated bodies, and two pair of wings. When not in use, one set of their wings folds up under the other set. They are easily identified by the pincers on their abdomen. Earwigs are not dangerous and cannot hurt humans but their pinchers do make them look fierce!

Some species of earwigs emit a foul-smelling liquid for defense. They also emit a pheromone that seems to function as an attractant for other earwigs. There are rumors that these little bugs, who are most active at night, like to crawl in people’s ears and lay eggs in the brain, but this is just a superstition. With its pinchers, nocturnal nature, fast speed and intimidating look, it is no surprise that earwigs have gained such an ominous reputation.

Why Do I Need To Get Rid Of Earwigs?

Even though earwigs are not poisonous and don’t transmit disease, from a homeowner’s perspective, these pests should not be ignored. If you find an infestation of earwigs in your home, the first question should be why are they in your home? What is going on in your home to attract these annoying pests? Earwig infestations are rare, yet even the gathering of more than a handful of earwigs can be a signal of a deeper problem.

These intimidating-looking little bugs thrive in moisture. They don’t normally infest homes, and are typically found outside. Although, when conditions outside get dry and inside conditions are favorable with moisture and cover, earwigs may move inside. In such a situation, finding a few earwigs inside your home is not uncommon. On the other hand, an infestation of earwigs inside your home is not normal.

Get Rid Of Earwigs The Right Way!

If you are experiencing an earwig infestation, you need the experienced pest control professionals at Priority Pest Services. We offer free home inspections to find out what’s bugging you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (757) 204-4523.