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As humans, we tend to be afraid of things we don't understand. This is especially true when it comes to insects. There are so many bugs out there, and most of us know very little about them. So it's not surprising that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about earwigs.


For some reason, a few individuals believe that earwigs purposefully crawl into the ears of sleeping persons to burrow into the brain to lay eggs. Of course, this isn't truthful. Earwigs aren't out to get us.


Whether you find them repulsive or believe in this tale, speak to a certified Fort Worth pest control contractor to eliminate the problem. This way, you can rest assured knowing that your home is earwig-free. Don't let these critters cause you any unnecessary stress.

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What Are Earwigs?

 

Naturally, when most people think of pests, they think of rats, mice, and cockroaches. But there are plenty of other pests out there that can cause just as much damage—if not more. Take earwigs, for example.


Most people don't know much about earwig bugs, but they're fascinating creatures. Earwigs get their name from the old wives' tale that says they like to crawl into people's ears while sleeping. Thankfully, this isn't true.


These bugs are easy to identify by their visible pincers or forceps on the end of their abdomens. Adults are about 5/8 inches long and dark brown with a reddish head and pale yellow-brown legs.


While they may not be as well-known as some of the other pests out there, earwigs can cause just as much damage. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs that you have an earwig infestation and know what to do about it.

Are Earwigs Dangerous?

Luckily, earwigs aren't dangerous to humans or pets. However, they can cause a lot of damage to your garden if left unchecked. These pests are known for eating plants, fruits, and vegetables. They can also contaminate food sources and spread diseases.


However, despite being a nuisance, earwigs aren't as destructive and won't cause structural damage to your home as termites or carpenter ants will.


With that information, no one wants earwigs crawling around in their home. If you think you might have an earwig problem, call the pest control professionals to get rid of earwigs as soon as possible.

Why Do I Have Earwigs In My House?

Earwigs can also enter your home without you even realizing it. Once they're inside, they'll start to lay eggs—which can hatch anywhere from 7 to 10 days.


Before you know it, you could have a full-blown infestation on your hands. That's why it's crucial to understand what could be attracting earwigs to your home and take steps to prevent them from coming inside.


Here are four reasons why you might have earwigs in your house:

  • You have cracks or holes in your foundation or walls.
  • Your home is cluttered and dirty.
  • You have damp areas in your basement or crawl space.
  • You don't have proper screens on your doors and windows.

You need to be proactive and call pest control at the first sign of an earwig problem. While these pests aren't dangerous, they can be a real nuisance. No one wants earwigs crawling around in their home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Earwigs In My House?

The only reliable way of ensuring none of these critters stay in your home is to target each stage of the earwig life cycle. Your over-the-counter earwig repellent won't cut it. The only way to control earwigs is with regular, year-round pest control. 


All-Safe Pest & Termite has been servicing the Fort Worth area for over 30 years. We know how to get rid of earwigs—and keep them out. 


Our team of certified and licensed pest control professionals will come to your home and inspect for earwigs. We'll identify their hiding spots and target those areas with our treatments.


We utilize green, eco-friendly solutions that are safe for your family and pets but effective on pests. Our treatments are also effective against many other common household pests, like ants, spiders, cockroaches, and more.


Please speak to one of our representatives today to book your free home inspection or get a quote for our services. Don't wait until it's too late—call us today.

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