Earwig Identification

What are earwigs?

  • Color: Dark brown
  • Shape: Long, narrow
  • Size: 1 inch
  • Region: Found throughout U.S.
  • Habits: Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night. These insects live together in large numbers outdoors. Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.
  • Threats: Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears and eat people’s brains at night. They do not spread diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner in Pleasanton.
  • Prevention: Remove harborage sites such as leaf piles, mulch piles or other vegetation. Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry for optimal earwig control.

earwig on a leaf

How do I get rid of earwigs?

If you are ready to get rid of earwigs from your property, reach out to the local pest control experts at Patriot Pest Management. Our customized services performed by our knowledgeable and friendly experts eliminate pests and stop them from coming back.

At Patriot Pest Management, we won’t hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure that our customers are happy and their properties are free of pests. For exceptional home pest control or commercial pest control services in the Greater Bay Area and surrounding counties of California, contact Patriot Pest Management today!


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