Generally harmless to people, earwigs are nonetheless a nuisance to deal with.
Earwigs require moisture for survival. You may find them indoors more often during an extended dry period. They eat insects, insect carcasses, and plant material. In large numbers they may eat vegetable seedlings in your garden. Earwigs are nocturnal, so you likely won’t spot them during a day outing at Bernie Fisher Park. Their defining characteristic is a pincer on the tip of the abdomen. While their pinch isn’t poisonous, it is possible for them to have carried a germ from their habitat that can transfer to you if the pinch pierces your skin. Call us today for earwig control backed by our guarantee!