While earwigs are not known to spread disease, they can be annoying pests that tear up plants and cause structural damage to the home. To make matters worse, earwigs are nocturnal and difficult to control. If you notice earwigs in your home, call Anytime Pest Elimination for fast, effective earwig control.
Signs of Earwigs
Earwigs are nocturnal, so you are most likely to see them at night. They are attracted to lights, so they may be seen at night near outdoor lights or in the basement near a laundry room or bathroom with an exterior-facing light. They may also be seen during the day if they are looking for a place to hide.
Signs of an earwig infestation include:
- Debris, such as insect droppings, wings, or shed skins
- Distorted plant leaves
- Holes in leaves, petals, or fruits
- Scratching sounds coming from inside walls or under the home
- Finding earwigs during the day
Earwigs are attracted to humid environments, so they are often found in crawl spaces, basements, and other areas of the home with high humidity levels. They are also attracted to lights, so they may be seen at night near outdoor lights or in the basement near a laundry room or bathroom with an exterior-facing light.
Tips to Prevent Earwigs
Dealing with earwigs invading your home or garden can be frustrating, but with some preventative measures, you can keep these pests at bay.
Tips to Prevent Earwigs:
- Maintain Garden Hygiene: Regularly clean up debris, mulch, and leaf litter in your garden, as earwigs often hide in these areas.
- Reduce Moisture: Eliminate damp conditions around your home, as earwigs thrive in moisture. Fix leaks and ensure proper drainage.
- Seal Entry Points: Seal cracks, gaps, and crevices in your home's foundation and doors to prevent earwigs from entering.
- Remove Attractants: Earwigs are drawn to lights, so consider using less attractive outdoor lighting or move it farther from your home.
- Natural Predators: Encourage natural predators like birds and ground beetles in your garden to help control earwig populations.
By implementing these preventative measures, you can effectively reduce the presence of earwigs in your home and garden, ensuring a more pest-free environment.
How to Get Rid of Earwigs
Because earwigs are nocturnal and difficult to control, you may need professional help to get rid of earwigs. At Anytime Pest Elimination, we have decades of experience dealing with a wide variety of pests. We know which products and methods are most effective for earwig control. We also know how to locate and eliminate the source of the infestation so that the problem does not come back.
For quality Earwig removal and prevention, contact Anytime Pest Elimination today!
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