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With so many frightening myths surrounding earwigs, an infestation will seem like a nightmare. However, you shouldn’t let your fear paralyze you into inaction. Once you’ve found these pests in your dwelling, pick up the phone and call us. We have been eliminating these small insects for many, many years. Although they have small pinchers or cerci, they’re not strong enough to pierce your skin. Earwigs have dark brown or reddish-brown bodies. Some have wings, but others do not. The Saint Helena Giant Earwig is the largest in the world. At the maximum, this earwig can reach three inches in length. There are 900 other species around the world.
Reasons For Earwig Infestations
Why Earwigs Enter Homes
Earwigs are like overwintering pests, but they do not belong to this category. The difference is that earwigs enter homes when it is hot and dry outside. They prefer hiding in dark, damp, warm environments. A residential or commercial structure provides a wealth of hiding places for these pests, but they tend to hide around kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. They hide during the day and come out at night to feed on fleas and mites.
Can Earwigs Make You Sick?
Are you concerned that the earwigs in your home are going to make you sick? Thankfully, they won’t make you ill. They’re nuisance pests, but they do not spread illnesses. They can destroy the plants in and around your home though.
There are numerous ways to remove earwigs from a residential or commercial structure. The best step to take first is to reduce the earwig population around your home. Get rid of the earwigs around your home so there won’t be any earwigs around to invade. Properly seal the small gaps and holes around your dwelling. Fill the holes using caulk or sealant to keep these pests out. Remember that earwigs are attracted to lights. They prefer neon, mercury vapor, and white lights. Switch to sodium vapor yellow lights since earwigs do not like them as much.
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Our Earwig Solutions Are Safe
We strive to ensure that our clients are going to be safe during each phase of the process. For instance, we’ll try to fix the problem using natural tools and baits. Our technicians may need to use conventional tools and products. Although this might concern you, it shouldn’t. These products can be used safely if they’re used by a qualified expert. Therefore, you’ll want to pick us as your primary exterminator. We’ve used these products successfully for many years. We know how to use them without exposing our clients to dangers. Plus, the products we’ll use are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Preventing Earwig Invasions
It isn’t going to be easy to stop earwigs from sneaking into your home. You should start by removing the earwigs around your home. Eliminate excess moisture and leaks. Deal with humidity problems and overflowing rain gutters. Switch to sodium vapor yellow lights since earwigs do not like them. Don’t forget to properly seal your home so these pests cannot find a way to sneak inside. Just remember that these pests may enter your home regardless. When this happens, call us and we’ll work swiftly to fix the problem.