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Residents of our city are likely going to encounter earwigs. While they can create problems in your home, they’re not as dangerous as some people believe. Earwigs are not going to burrow in human brains so they can lay their eggs. Earwigs have many unique characteristics including long bodies and a pair of pinchers called cerci. Their cerci can be used to pinch people, but they’re not powerful enough to cause any problems. Their cerci may be so small that you can’t see them. Alternatively, they can grow up to a third of the pest’s body. You’ll also find that certain earwigs have wings while others never develop wings.
Their bodies are either dark brown, reddish-brown, or a mixture. You’ll also find that most earwigs are small. You don’t want to encounter the Saint Helena Giant Earwig since it is the largest at more than three inches in length. Earwigs are members of the Dermaptera order which contains more than 900 species.
Why Are Earwigs In Your Home?
Earwigs enter your home because they hate hot, dry weather. Once the temperatures increase in your area, these pests are going to be eager to enter your home. Earwigs warn to hang out in warm, dark, damp spots. Ultimately, your home likely has plenty of these spots. Once inside, they’ll find plenty of places to hide. Earwigs are going to benefit greatly from entering your home. Once inside, they’ll have access to safe locations. Plus, they can find food to consume in your home.
They’ll be able to eat any arthropods they find in your home. These pests like eating mites, fleas, and other small pests. If you currently have a flea infestation at home, you’re likely going to experience an earwig infestation too. Call our office because our technicians are skilled enough to get rid of all these pests. These pests are mostly found in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
How Dangerous Are Earwigs?
Although they look frightening, earwigs aren’t going to hurt anyone. They’re not dangerous. They can use their cerci to pinch people, but it won’t hurt or break your skin. They’re not going to transmit illnesses or inject venom. Therefore, you generally don’t have to worry about your health. Everything should be okay. However, the earwigs in your home are going to damage your plants.
Getting Rid Of Earwigs
We aim to provide our local clients with the highest quality services possible. We promise that we’re going to do everything in our power to provide you with satisfactory, safe results. We’ve been dealing with earwigs for many years, so we know how to eradicate them better than our competitors. If you wish to tackle the problem on your own, try reducing the earwig population around your home. Try switching your lights to sodium vapor yellow lights. Earwigs prefer white, mercury vapor, and neon lights. You’ll also need to fortify your home to keep these pests out. Make sure they cannot find a way to sneak into your dwelling.
Taking these steps will reduce the likelihood that you’re going to face an earwig infestation in the months to come.
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Our technicians can be sent to your home in 24 to 48 hours. Call today and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Our Treatments Are Safe
We’re going to do everything we can to ensure that you’re going to be safe during each step of the process. You can guarantee that we’re going to do everything we can and more. For starters, we’re going to use natural products to resolve the problem. In some cases, we may need to use conventional products. Rest assured knowing we’re going to use them safely and precisely. We’ll get rid of the earwigs in your home while protecting everyone. We’re not going to let you down.
Preventing Earwigs From Invading A Home
You must keep the earwigs outside. Remember that these pests are attracted to outside lights. Switching to sodium vapor yellow lights is a good step in the right direction. Don’t forget to fortify your home by sealing all gaps, cracks, and holes. Taking these steps can help, but earwigs can still enter your home. If this happens, call our office and we’ll rectify the problem promptly.