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.
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.