Earwig Control

Queen Creek AZ

Earwig Control Specialists serving San Tan Valley, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Florence

Reliable Earwig Control in Queen Creek AZ

Earwigs are unfairly judged by the old myth that they crawl into your ears and tunnel into your brain while you sleep. While that’s not true, you still don’t want to share a home with these insects. There are more than 20 species of earwigs in this country, and they tend to live together outdoors in large numbers.

You’ll find them under piles of lawn debris, mulch or within tree holes. They make their way into homes and other structures via exterior cracks. While they don’t spread disease, they can emit a foul-smelling liquid as part of their self-defense mechanism. Many humans fear their menacing appearance, thanks to the presence of pincers, but their biggest threat is to garden plants.

Your local Queen Creek pest control company can develop a plan for getting rid of earwigs from your property once and for all.

Common Earwig Habits

Earwigs typically like to remain hidden while they feed on leaves, fruits, flowers, mold and insects at night. During the day, they prefer cold, wet, undisturbed areas (think: small, moist crevices). At night, they like to feed on decaying vegetation and plants underneath mulch or wet leaves. Some earwigs will eat seedlings, destroying entire crops; others prefer to dine on smaller arthropods and insects.

Earwigs will scurry away if startled or uncovered. You’re more likely to uncover a large congregation of them rather than individually, especially when found under piles of mulch or lawn debris. They also like to hide in tree holes. When seeking food or warmth, earwigs may enter homes, drawn to water sources, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t make their way into other areas such as bedrooms and family rooms. Attracted to lights, you may spot them congregating on patios and porches during a nice summer evening. They do have pincers, and may pinch your skin if handled, but this is rare.

Tips For Controlling Earwigs

Professional treatment is the most effective, but there are other things you can do to discourage earwigs from getting inside. Here are some tips.

  1. Keep the interior of your home dry. Fix leaky pipes and fixtures immediately, as earwigs like moisture.
  2. Regularly inspect and clean around the home, as earwigs like to hide under garbage cans, couches, and other large covered areas that aren’t frequently moved. In the yard, reduce clutter such as leaves, toys, and tools.
  3. Seal any gaps around windows, doorways, and utility lines. Patch holes in screens.

If earwigs have started to invade your home, it’s time to reach out to All Clear Pest Control for a free inspection and quote at 480-779-7378. We are proud to serve Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Florence AZ with comprehensive earwig control treatments.

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