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Occassional Invaders » Earwig

Earwig
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Appearance

Dark brown; about 1 inch long, with forceps-like clippers extending from backside.

Habitat

Earwigs live outdoors together in tree holes, under piles of lawn debris and mulch and under objects lying on the ground. They also live in exterior cracks of buildings, from which they may wander inside. While they look dangerous, they can’t hurt humans.

Diet

Omnivorous; earwigs feed at night on leaves, flowers, fruit, mold and other insects.

Insect control: earwigs

The key to controlling earwigs is to find and treat the places where they live. Treatment may involve removing debris, mulch and other objects from your yard as well as a thorough investigation and treatment of cracks in your home’s exterior.

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