brown; about 1 inch
long, with forceps-like pincers
extending from backside.
Earwigs live outdoors together in
tree holes, under
piles of lawn debris and mulch and under objects lying on the ground.
live in exterior cracks of buildings, from which they may wander
inside. While they
look dangerous, they can't hurt humans.
|Omnivorous; earwigs feed at night on leaves, flowers, fruit, mold and
The key to controlling earwigs is to find and treat
the places where they live. Treatment may involve removing debris,
other objects from areas surrounding your home. Also a thorough investigation
of cracks in your home's exterior can aid in control.