Earwigs are often thought of as nasty little critters that will crawl in your ear and travel to your brain. Everyone has heard of this myth, but it is just that — a myth. Earwigs are pests that prefer to live in dark, moist places, generally close to rotting vegetation to provide a food source. While they do not bite or carry disease, they can certainly be a nuisance. They are a pest that you can have an infestation of quickly if you do not use proper pest control.
Just like any other bug out there, you don’t want earwigs coming into your home or office; you want them to stay outside if they must exist at all. The best way to prevent an infestation of earwigs is with professional pest control. However, you must be able to properly identify the pest before you can treat for it, so let’s look at identifying earwigs.
Earwigs have pincers that extend from the abdomen, making them easily identifiable to most people. Their pinchers just make them look a little meaner than they really are. If you see pests in your home or business with pinchers extending from the abdomen, you can be pretty sure it’s an earwig. When they gather in large numbers, they can even exude a foul odor.
Now that you have identified your problem, why are they hanging around? Knowing why your property is attracting the pests is the first step to getting rid of them. If you have an infestation of earwigs, you probably have a good host spot for them. Earwigs enjoy dark, moist places where they are generally left alone. Because of this, you may find them in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry areas of your home or office. They enjoy rotting vegetation, so a compost pile may also attract them.
You can prevent an earwig infestation by simply cleaning out old dead vegetation, not overwatering plants, and checking around the foundation of your home for cracks and rotting vegetation. Keep plants and vegetation away from the foundation of your home, and this will help preventing an earwig infestation
The Aerex Solution.
Should you find yourself with an infestation of earwigs, it’s best to call in professionals. Earwigs can be a tough crowd once they have settled into their home, so investing in professional pest control is essential. Aerex Pest Control is available to help with your pest control problems in and around the Chicago area. Our professionals can help take care of an existing earwig problem and consult on how to prevent their return.
No one wants these pesky little characters in their home, office, or storage unit. If you have seen one or two earwigs around your home, business, or storage unit, call Aerex for a consultation today. We can evaluate your property for signs of an infestation, exterminate any existing earwigs, and help show you how to keep them from returning. Call Aerex today to make an appointment with one of our pest control professionals.
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