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Pest Facts: EarwigsEarwigs

Description
Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Dark brown
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Long, narrow
  • Size:  1 inch
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  No
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
Earwigs hide during the day and feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night.

Habitat
These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. They can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.

Threats
Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears and eat people's brains at night. They do not spread diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner.

Prevention
Remove harborage sites such as leaf piles, mulch piles or other vegetation. Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry.

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Contact Us

San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
Austin
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time

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