What Are Earwigs, And How Can I Get Rid Of Them?

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What are Earwigs?

Earwigs are some of the scariest looking insects you can have in your home or office. They are long and slender with a menacing looking set of pincers. There is a long-standing rumor that earwigs can burrow into a person’s ear while they sleep at night, but that’s simply not true.

Do Earwigs Bite?

Despite their scary looks, earwigs do not for the most part bite or pinch people. They are simply a nuisance. There are plenty of other reasons not to want earwigs in your home, however.

Are Earwigs Dangerous?

For the most part, no. As mentioned above, earwigs don’t hurt or attack people. That said, an infestation can become a serious nuisance and just be generally gross!

Why Do Earwigs Come Into My Home Or Office?

Earwigs tend to congregate around water, so you are most likely to find them in your office or home around the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, or any other spot where water can be found. Earwigs will often come into homes when it gets cold outside, or dry, etc.

When Would I Usually See Earwigs in Oklahoma?

You could potentially earwigs any time of the year in Oklahoma, but the most likely times will be during extreme weather conditions, as mentioned above.

How Do I Get Rid of Them?

The best way to get rid of earwigs is to first kill the current earwigs in your home, then continue to work to prevent them. Our products kill the current live earwigs, but the first spray will not kill the current live eggs, as they are waterproof. This is why we typically do a follow-up in two weeks to exterminate any additional earwigs that have hatched.

Once the extermination process is complete, prevention is key. As much as possible, try to get rid of any dark or perpetually wet spots in your home. In addition, try to seal up any spots in the home or office that might be an open door for pests such as earwigs.

Our affordable, ongoing bi-monthly pest prevention program here in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area can kill any earwigs you might have in your home as well as help prevent them from coming back again. If you do see any earwigs or other bugs in the home and are on our bi-monthly program, we will make a service call to your home at no additional cost.

Give us a call today at Harmony Pest Solutions at 405-760-7204 if you have earwigs or other pests in your home or office!