Earwigs are creepy pests that are often found both inside and outside of homes. They resemble a tiny roach with large pinchers on the backside and they are capable of flight although most of them don’t fly often. While earwigs aren’t poisonous and don’t carry any known diseases, they do carry bacteria picked up from crawling around dirty places.
Earwigs range in color from black to red to brown and range from 5-25mm in length. They’re slender and move quickly along the ground.
Earwigs got their name from an old wives’ tale that they burrow into your brain through your ear canal. However, they do not actually do this. A few have been found in ears before but they don’t burrow into your brain or lay eggs. This is just a myth. That being said, you still don’t want this pest invading your home and treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. We can help you eliminate the earwigs and every other pest that you might have in and around your home. For a free quote or to schedule an inspection, give us a call or fill out the form on this page to have a rep call you back.
Earwigs in Modesto
Earwigs are most commonly found in moist areas and they don’t like direct sunlight. Inside of the home, you’ll typically find them in bathrooms, around leaky pipes, under counters, etc. You may also discover them in the kitchen from time to time searching for water. Earwigs exist on a diet of leafy greens and vegetation. So they can be a nuisance for greenhouses which contain lettuce and the like.
When it comes to finding them around your house, you’ll typically spot them when you move a yard paver or plant pot that’s been sitting in place for a while. Even though they’re not harmful, you probably don’t want them crawling around the house. If you want a quote or you want to schedule an inspection, feel free to give us a call or fill out the form to have a pest tech call you back.
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