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Pest Control for Earwigs


Earwigs are abundant throughout North America. The common earwig was introduced to North America in the early 1900’s, and has since become one of the most common household pests throughout the continent. Adult earwigs range from 5-25 mm in length, and have a medium brown long body with six legs, two antennae, and pincers protruding from their abdomen. Although they may appear threatening, earwigs are not poisonous and do not spread disease.

Earwigs prefer to live in undisrupted, wet, cool areas of the home, such as basements, gardens and patio furniture. They often migrate inside the home through open doors or windows in search for food, water, and shelter during late June to October. Skedaddle Pest Control experts will implement a customized plan to rid your home of earwigs based on the location and number of populations around your property.

Identify & Eliminate

A professional inspection is necessary to determine where the earwigs are, how they are entering, and how large the infestation has become. Skedaddle Pest Control technicians will search your home top to bottom, making note of any active or growing populations along the way.

To eliminate earwigs effectively, our team will use a number of techniques, including environmentally safe insecticides in specific areas around the home. At Skedaddle, we prioritize maintaining a safe home for your family by using environmentally safe and non-toxic products. By targeting the most common areas earwigs live and reproduce, your home will be pest free in no time.

Clean & Control

Proper sanitization is necessary in creating an earwig free environment. Maintaining a low moisture environment around the property by removing weeds, minimizing mulch, and composting grass shavings will prevent earwigs from returning. Within the home, it’s important to keep commonly moist areas such as laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms as dry as possible. Pest control experts at Skedaddle will remove all larvae and eggs, and disinfect to remove all signs of earwig activity. Our goal is to keep earwig populations in check by using a combination of sanitization and preventative measures.

Monitor & Protect

Earwigs reproduce quickly, with females laying 30-50 eggs at a time. Proper monitoring and treatment in those high risk areas of your home is recommended to keep earwigs away for good. Homeowners should stay vigilant and contact Skedaddle Pest Control a for a follow up if they notice multiple sightings. Earwigs are most active between June and October. As the seasons change, dormant populations may become more apparent, making it easier for our technicians to find and eliminate them. Skedaddle Pest Control technicians will continue to monitor your home and property throughout the year.