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Brooklyn Park Earwig Control

Earwigs—nocturnal insects who sneak inside your ears to burrow inside your brain. Fact or fiction? Lucky for you, that scenario is entirely fictitious, but that doesn’t mean the earwigs don’t scare the devil out of anyone who comes in contact with them. It’s the pincers that make the bug look menacing. The pincers are big, sharp, pointy and terrifying. Finding one eerily hiding in the coziness of your home can definitely disrupt said coziness and make you run shrieking for the can of cheap, ineffective bug spray.

Where Do They Live?

Earwigs prefer damp and moist environments. And living in Brooklyn Park, you know how moist and damp things can be here. It’s an earwig haven! Finding them in your home’s foundation, faucets, air conditioning units or even a damp towel or kitchen rag is very common with the humidity in our great city. Outdoors, they live under rocks, logs or mulch piles, but give them a way into your house and they will take it. Holes or cracks around windows, foundation and doors are perfect inlets for earwigs to squeeze through and make your house their new home.

Little Known Earwig Facts

A female can lay up to 50 eggs at one time and unlike most bugs in the insect kingdom, possesses a maternal instinct, caring for the young until the second molting.

They are not poisonous but they might sting in self-defense. It feels like a pinch and is not harmful.

Earwigs eat plants, decomposed matter or other insects.

Adults are often foul-smelling and may release a yellowish-brown secretion from their scent glands.

They are attracted to lights and can be found in large groups at night under bright outdoor lights.

Getting Rid Of Them

Earwigs can infest nearly every area in the house. Eliminating their hiding places and sealing their entrances in your home is the first step. A Brooklyn Park pest control expert can find these congregating areas in your home, seal up the cracks and eradicate their gathering places. Examining the foundations, gardens, and rain gutters around the house and removing the areas of infestation will stop these terrifying insects from entering your home.

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