The West Termite, Pest & Lawn process
One of our professional exterminators will inspect your property to locate any earwig infestations. While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.
When the areas where earwigs are infesting your property are located, our trained and licensed exterminator will apply chemical pesticides to treat the earwig infestations at the source of the problem.
Set earwig traps
Once we have treated the areas where earwigs are infesting your property, we will set traps to help capture more of these pesky insects so that they can be killed.
Prevention & Maintenance
We will offer strategies to help prevent earwigs from returning to infest your property. If you have experienced recurrent earwig infestations, we recommend annual inspections, pesticide treatments, and installation of traps, as needed.
What to expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn
If you have an earwig pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Earwigs typically live outside and usually cannot find many food sources inside a typical home. They may come inside homes seeking water sources during dry spells of weather. While earwigs do not “nest” in a traditional sense, they do tend to frequent certain areas in large numbers. We treat these areas with professional-grade chemicals to eliminate earwigs quickly and effectively. Homemade pesticides and do-it-yourself traps just aren’t as effective as our methods in removing earwigs for good.
For a pest control specialist with experience providing earwig pest control remedies, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free evaluation and provide you with a no-obligation quote.
Frequently asked earwig questions
Are earwigs dangerous?
Earwigs, while scary to look at, are actually fairly harmless. They can bite a person if they are trapped in clothing or sat upon. However, earwigs are not poisonous or venomous. They can emit an unpleasant odor when crushed, but earwigs are highly unlikely to cause serious injuries to people or pets.
When are earwigs active, and what is their life cycle?
Earwigs tend to be active at night in order to feed. During the day, earwigs find dark, moist, cool places to hide, such as under boards, loose dirt, or dense weeds or vines. Female earwigs lay masses of 30 or more eggs during the fall and winter, underground. These eggs hatch into nymphs which remain protected and fed by their mother until their first molt. Older nymphs may leave their mothers to feed at night but will return to her during the day. As they age, nymphs will become darker in color and more independent in their behavior, eventually leaving their mother entirely.
How can I prevent earwigs?
Because earwigs are attracted to outdoor areas that offer them plenty of cool, dark, moist hiding places, be sure to clean up any landscaping elements or firewood piles that are close to your home, to prevent earwigs from being attracted to your foundation. Create a dry area near your foundation that is free of moist soil, mulch, dead leaves, etc. Secure any places where earwigs may enter, such as torn screens or unblocked openings. Ensure that your home’s gutters and other drainage features are working properly so that moisture is not building up inappropriately along your structure.
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