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You’ve likely heard a thing or two about earwigs. Nevertheless, you don’t know enough about these pests. Since they’re common in our area, it is pertinent to learn as much about them as possible. Despite the myths, you can sleep soundly knowing they’re not dangerous. Earwigs do not burrow into human brains. You won’t need to worry about this. Nevertheless, they will become a nuisance in your home and create problems for your loved ones. Plus, they have pincers or cerci that can be used to pinch your skin. Some earwigs develop wings, but others do not. They have dark brown or reddish-brown bodies ranging from ¼ to ½ inch.
The biggest earwig in the world is the Saint Helena Giant Earwig. In some cases, she can reach three inches in length.
Reasons You Have Earwigs
You’re likely wondering why earwigs have decided to enter your residence. You’re not alone. These pests tend to enter homes because they’re trying to escape the hot, dry weather. Instead, they prefer being in warm, damp spots. Your home provides plenty of excellent hiding places for earwigs. As a result, they’re going to enter your home and take up permanent residence there. They’re nocturnal and tend to remain hidden during the day. During the evening hours, they’re going to come out and consume plants and arthropods. They often eat fleas and mites.
Earwig Health Hazards
The good news is that earwigs aren’t going to make you sick. They’re nuisance pests, but not dangerous pests. Many people fear earwigs because they’re afraid they’re going to be pinched by their cerci. Ultimately, you might get pinched. However, it won’t hurt too bad, and you likely won’t bleed. The primary problem with earwigs is the fact that they’re going to destroy your plants.
Eliminating Earwigs From A Home
Have you found earwigs in your dwelling? If so, it is pertinent to begin removing them as quickly as possible. Although there could be other options, the best solution is to pick up the phone and call a qualified professional. Remember that we offer a satisfaction guarantee with all our pest control services. Therefore, you can sleep soundly knowing you’ll receive satisfactory results when using our earwig treatments. We’re confident that we can provide you with better services than our competitors. Besides using our services, you should take steps to keep earwigs out of your home.
For instance, you should switch your outdoor lights to sodium vapor yellow lights. Earwigs are more attracted to white and neon lights. Suffice to say, using sodium vapor yellow lights might keep them away.
When Can Someone Arrive?
We’re eager to begin helping you deal with this problem. When you’ve had enough, call us and we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
Our Treatments Are Safe For All
We’ll always do everything we can to protect our clients. For instance, we’re going to use natural products in our clients’ homes. If we can’t fix the problem using natural products or mechanical tools, we’ll have to use conventional products. Although this is going to concern you, it shouldn’t. Rest assured knowing we’ll always keep you safe. Our technicians know how much chemical to use while minimizing the risks involved. Plus, we’re only going to use EPA-registered products in our clients’ homes. Thanks to this combination, you can rest easy knowing you’re going to be protected during each phase of the treatment process.
Preventing Earwig Invasions
Finally, you can take steps to keep earwigs out of your home. Although it won’t be easy, you can keep some of them away. For instance, you should keep your home clean and tidy. Clean up your yard and get rid of woodpiles and other debris. In addition to this, you need to eliminate excess moisture. Make sure your gutters are working correctly and your water pipes are not leaking. Finally, fully seal your outer walls to keep earwigs and other pests out of your home.
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