Earwig Pest Control
Call an Earwig Exterminator in Sacramento Today
Earwigs have a reputation for burrowing into people’s ears. This is a bad myth. An earwig is an insect recognized by its pincers or forceps. Their pincers may look dangerous, but they are generally harmless to humans. They are more of a nuisance pest. If you need help with earwig control on your property, contact our Sacramento earwig exterminators to discuss your situation.
What Are Earwigs Attracted to?
Earwigs prefer dark, cool and moist areas for shelter. During the day, they may live under stones, potted plants or mulch. They may also take shelter in other yard debris or in decaying or damp wood.
They are nocturnal insects and generally feed at night. Earwigs are omnivores. This means they eat plants, soft fruits and vegetables. They also eat other outdoor pests and insect eggs.
How to Get Rid of Earwigs in the Garden
Earwigs will eat seedlings and shoots, flowering plants and certain fruits and vegetables in your garden. Eliminate their hiding places and their preferred environment to help prevent an earwig infestation. Tips to prevent earwigs include:
- Move soil and mulch away from your property’s foundation
- Clean up yard debris and leaf piles
- Keep wood piles and other debris away from your property’s foundation
- Clean out your gutters
- Make sure water drains away from your property
- Avoid overwatering your garden
Keep in mind that a controlled number of earwigs in your garden could be beneficial. Earwigs are a natural predator to other California garden pests like aphids and mites.
However, if you notice a large number of earwigs damaging your plants and flowers, it could be time to speak with a pest control technician about your options.
Why Are Earwigs in My House?
Earwigs generally prefer to be outdoors. They may come indoors for a few reasons, including:
Light. Light attracts some earwig species. Replacing white light bulbs with yellow bulbs can help deter pests. You can also close blinds or curtains at night to keep earwigs away from your foundation.
Shelter. If it is too hot or cold outdoors, earwigs may come indoors in search of shelter. Since earwigs prefer damp areas, they may come indoors searching for moist shelter if their outdoor shelter dries out.
Accident. Humans can bring earwigs indoors by accident. Earwigs will stay if the environment works for them. Check items like newspapers, potted plants and cardboard boxes before bringing them inside.
Pest Control Near Me: Our Sacramento Pest Control Company Can Help
Our earwig exterminators can determine where earwigs are harboring in and around your property. If they have entered your home, we can also determine how and help you seal entry points to prevent future reentry.
At Jones Bros. Pest Control, Inc, we are happy to answer any questions you have about pest control. We offer free pest diagnoses over the phone. Call us today at (916) 269-0689 to discuss your situation.