How to Identify EarWigs
Earwig problems are common in New York and Long Island. These long beetle-like bugs are often mistaken for cockroaches. Though they have a scary set of pincers. They are harmless to humans and used to capture prey and defend themselves. Earwigs eat mostly plants and other insects. They can become pests if they get indoors. They generally live and travel in groups. If you see one, you probably have dozens. While they don’t do damage, they aren’t particularly nice to have around.
During times when food is in short supply, earwigs may enter a building through a crack or fissure. Excess exterior plant debris around your foundation is all the invitation they need. Knockout Pest Control can locate the problem areas and treat them with a barrier chemical while sealing points of entry. If an earwig can get in, so can other more damaging insects.
THE SIGNS OF EARWIGS
Earwigs can be a problem in homes, and it’s important to be aware of the signs of their presence so you can take steps to eliminate them. Some common signs of an earwig infestation include:
Seeing live earwigs: If you see live earwigs crawling around your home, it’s a clear sign that you have an infestation.
Finding earwig droppings: Earwigs leave behind small, dark droppings that resemble pepper or coffee grounds. If you find these droppings in your home, it’s a sign that you have an earwig problem.
Seeing damage to plants: Earwigs are attracted to moist environments and can feed on plants, causing damage to leaves and flowers. If you notice damage to your plants, it could be a sign of an earwig infestation.
Finding earwigs in food or stored items: Earwigs may crawl into food or stored items in search of moisture, leading to contamination. If you find earwigs in these areas, it could be a sign of an infestation.
If you suspect that you have an earwig infestation, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to eliminate the problem. Earwigs can be a nuisance and can cause damage to plants and household items.
THE RISKS OF EARWIGS
Earwig infestations can be a risk in any home, as these pests are attracted to moist environments and can enter homes through small cracks and crevices. If left unchecked, an earwig infestation can become a nuisance and pose a number of risks. Some of the risks associated with an earwig infestation include:
Damage to Plants
Damage to Home Structure
Contamintion of Food
How WE KNOCK OUT EARWIGS
Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out earwigs–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knock out punch to your pest problem every time.
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