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There are many bugs that are scary to look at. We would argue that there are more scary bugs around the world than harmless-looking ones. That said, there are certainly some pests that are creepier than others. Let’s take a look at one of these pests today.


Here is what you should know about the earwigs in Plano and a comprehensive guide to keep them out of your home. Call our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite if you want our help handling these invasive little bugs. Let us show you some of our comprehensive options for earwig removal and find a dedicated treatment plan that will best handle these pests for you.

an earwig crawling inside a home

What Are Earwigs? A Brief Overview

There is a chance you have seen an earwig before. This chance is higher if you enjoy activities like gardening. Why is this the case? Well, earwigs are mostly outdoor pests that enjoy hiding in moist areas like garden beds. Garden beds also provide access to the food these bugs like. Identify an adult earwig by its dark brown, one-inch-long body, its six yellow legs, two oddly-bent antennae, and the large pincer at its rear.


Although mostly found outdoors and not active during the day, these pests will invade homes from time to time. If you would like to know if your home has an active earwig infestation, bring in our team for a quick inspection. We will help you assess your risk. 

Earwigs Indoors: Their Impact On Your Home

Having earwigs indoors is not the worst thing. These pests are not dangerous like other local insects. They do not spread any forms of disease and do not bite or pinch people often. You might suffer from an earwig bite if you disturb these pests or trap them against your body on accident. You are more likely, however, to be pinched by these bugs. This is their main mode of defense against predators.


Another common problem with earwigs is their destructive habit involving eating plant matter. The damage they cause in this regard is negligible but enough to warrant concern.

Earwigs In The Garden: Tips To Protect Your Plants

There are many things you could do to reduce your chances of finding earwigs in your garden or inside your home. Here are some simple prevention tips to start with today.

  • Eliminate organic clutter around your yard.
  • Address moisture build-up on your property and make sure your gutters are in good working condition.
  • Fill in cracks and crevices around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Repair leaks inside and around your home.
  • Keep vegetation away from your home’s exterior.

If you would like additional help dealing with earwigs on your property, talk with our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite about our advanced home pest control options. We will find a method to help you combat or prevent these pests.

An Effective Earwig Removal Method: Contact Us Today!

Removing earwigs from your home and property does not have to be difficult. If you are seeking a quick and reliable option to address an infestation inside your home, talk with our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite. We are a local Plano pest control provider that dedicates ourselves to our customers. We work hard to make sure that residents like you have options to handle all sorts of common and uncommon pest problems, including earwig infestations.


Let us visit you today to provide assistance with these or other local invasive species. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite now to find out why we are Plano’s premier earwig exterminator and schedule an appointment for your home and property.

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