Earwigs are among the most recognized insect pests in home gardens and can damage annual flowers – and find their way into your home.  Many people will agree that earwigs are the more frightening looking insects that can be found in a home.

Their coloring is chestnut and have segmented antennae that make them not the prettiest pest you have ever seen. However the most alarming aspect is the set of evil-looking pincers that they carry as a tail. These have caused many a nightmare and cause children, as well as adults, to cringe.

The most common earwig is the European earwig, Forficula auricularia, and was accidentally introduced into North America from Europe in the early 1900s.  Earwigs like to seek shelter in structures and consequently become a brazen household pest.

The earwig prefers dark, damp places and can get into homes through very small cracks and crevices that you might not notice. They will live inside the walls where they breed and scavenge for food. 

They get into everything inside the home – furniture, laundry, clothing, bedding and any household food they can find.  Earwigs have not been associated with the spread of any disease and are non-venomous.

Earwigs live for approximately one year.  They mate in early fall and can each produce 30-55 eggs causing an infestation in the home.  If you encounter earwigs the best ways to get rid of them is sweep or vacuum them up.  If they persist identify the cracks in your walls and seal them up.

If you think you already have an infestation call a professional pest control company to take care of your problem – GLOBAL PEST CONTROL in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

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