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Earwigs

Earwigs

Earwigs

Order: Dermaptera

Color: Dark brown to shiny jet black, with yellow-brown legs. Easily recognized by the pincers or forcep-like appendages at the end of the abdomen.

Size: ¼"-" (6-25 mm).

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. Find shelter beneath stones, boards, and debris.

They are active at night, and some species are attracted in large numbers to lights. During day they usually find shelter beneath stones, boards, and debris.

Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night. Favorite foods include armyworms, aphids, mites and scales. They also forage on food scraps or dead insects.

May damage plants outdoor. A nuisance; may enter homes, but does no damage indoors, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner.

  • Before attempting other types of control, be sure to remove all debris (boards, stones, paper, etc.) and use mortar or caulking compound to seal all cracks and crevices in the outside of the house. Since earwigs are attracted to light, it may be necessary to reduce lighting around doors, or to use non-attractive (yellow) bulbs.
  • Earwigs can be easily trapped and destroyed. Set out rolls of newspaper in shrubbery, mulch, tree crotches, and similar areas. Burn or destroy the rolls daily. Or, try using a box trap. To make the trap, use a pencil to punch holes in the sides of a cardboard box near the bottom. Bait the box with oatmeal or bran and set it out in an infested area.
  • A third alternative is to set out pieces of heavy burlap, canvas, or newspaper. Each morning, pick up the burlap and quickly spray with an appropriate outdoor insecticide.

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Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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