Earwigs pose no real threat to homeowners, but they can be harmful to homes and gardens. If you spot these common invaders in your home, reach out to Regional Pest Management Inc. We are committed to providing complete earwig removal services to clients in Port Colborne and surrounding areas. Earwigs can be found in damp, moist areas such as in the crevices and cracks of foundations and floorboards. Our team will examine the source of the earwig infestation and provide you with the right solution. Contact us today.
EARWIGS AT HOME?
Earwigs do not climb into your ears. They are not poisonous, and they do not bite humans. They are perfectly harmless to humans as they feed on vegetables and plant roots mostly. They prefer dark wet and moist areas. They typically range from 12-18mm in length. Their colour varies from pale brown with dark markings to uniform reddish-brown to black. Adult earwigs are about 1/4 inch in size.
WHAT DAMAGE DO THEY CAUSE?
Generally, earwigs do not cause any harm or damage inside the house. When disturbed, they produce a foul odour to protect themselves. However, they do damage various crops and foliage. Some species are known to be fond of seedling plants, soft fruits and flowers.
For occasional invaders such as earwigs, we perform an exterior perimeter application on the structure. Since earwigs are known to damage plants and flowers, we treat the garden beds and surrounding areas as well. The next step is to seal all cracks or crevices on the exterior to prevent them from finding shelter in your home. Contact our pest control service technicians to book an appointment.