Generally harmless to people, earwigs are nonetheless a nuisance to deal with.
Earwigs are not merely a nuisance, they can also spoil food and damage gardens and other plants. Outdoors, earwigs can be found eating plants. Indoors, they often reside near kitchens where they have access to a steady food supply. Whether inside or outside of your Meridian home or business, though, it is important to take care of earwigs on your Meridian property because they have the potential to spread disease.