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In general, everyone knows about the normal run of the mill pests like flies, mosquitoes, and other similar pests in the Plano area. However, one pest most people don't know of except through myths and old wives tales is the earwig.

an earwig crawling in a kitchen counter

The earwig got its name due to old stories that implied that they crawl into your ear when you sleep at night. Despite the creepy backstory, this isn't actually true. In fact, they don't go anywhere near your ear more than any other pest in Plano. What is true about earwigs is their scary-looking appearance. After all, they are black or a pale brown in color and have an elongated flattened body with pincers coming out of the back of their abdomen. Fortunately, they only grow up to an inch long; otherwise, they'd be truly terrifying based

Are They A Danger?

Now that we've addressed the myth behind them crawling in people's ears, it's time to answer the next important question. Are earwigs dangerous? The answer is no. They are actually considered to be a nuisance pest since they aren't a danger to people's health or property. In fact, they can't even harm people in the rare event their pincers get near them.
 
Of course, they don't belong in the house, and they can definitely be annoying in large amounts. In addition, they release a foul-smelling liquid when they feel threatened, which is certainly unpleasant. Ultimately, their love of plants and other vegetation makes them a threat to your garden or house plants more than anything else.

What Brought Them Inside?

If the earwigs prefer plants, then what brings them inside and more importantly into people's beds or other places? The simple answer is weather changes. Once the weather becomes unfriendly for earwigs, they seek shelter inside. They'll look for locations near water like the bathroom or laundry room. In fact, hanging out in the laundry room is a great way for them to get into your clothing, which can get them into your room or bed. Above everything else, earwigs need moisture. In fact, they're extra vulnerable when water is scarce.
 
If you've noticed earwigs around, it's likely you have standing water or a leak somewhere on the property that's attracting this annoying pest. Also, any vegetation close to the house will create an inviting environment for earwigs to make their way inside.

Earwig Removal With All-Safe Pest & Termite

There are ways to remove earwigs on your own such as removing access to any water sources and using at-home insect barriers. However, this works slowly and is more successful on a one-to-one basis, which can cause infestations to grow out of control. That's why our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite is dedicated to serving the homes in our community by delivering quality pest management services. Whether you suspect an infestation or one is already in progress, we'll be there to ensure you become pest-free again.
 
Over the years, we've learned that people have different levels of need when it comes to pest control. That's why we offer two different levels of pest coverage, so you can choose the solution you need without skimping on results. With us, you get a team that carefully inspects the premises to identify every single hiding spot before we implement treatment. To ensure nothing less than superior results, we also perform recurring treatments to ensure earwigs and other pests have no chance to make a return appearance.
 
Do you need earwig prevention services? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents at All-Safe Pest & Termite about our professional pest control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.

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