This is Roger Tinker, owner and general manager of all star pest control in Columbus, Georgia. I will be discussing what earwigs look like, why they come into your home and how you can control them. There are over 20 different species of earwigs in the United States is a simply an old myth that it was calling ears and eat out to brighten most adult ear wigs from one quarter of an inch long to a one inch long, dark brown or black in color, and they have a red head. A wings have two antennae and pincher appendages on their rear. Some species are attracted to light. Some species do not tolerate heat well, and some species will emit a foul smelling liquid when provoked. Ear waves are active at night and had during the day, a wig feed on plants and insects. Ear wigs will actually invade your home during the fall or hot summer nights. They prefer dark, damp cracks and crevices and will even hide in newspaper magazines. Ear waves like the coolness of mulch and other landscaping features found in yard, under rocks, landscape and timbers and moist flower beds.
Exclusion is a first step in controlling a work from the outside of your home. If possible, move mulch away from the house. Look for any cracks or crevices around the foundation of your home so that you can sail with the without any area where pipes or cables go into the house need to be sealed. The second step is the use of a pastor sat around the perimeter foundation of your home. This application should be at least two feet how on the foundation wall and then it leaves three foot ban on the ground next to the foundation completely around the home. I have found that applying pesticide every 30 days gives us much better control than making applications every 90 days.
Because of the MOIST CONDITION associated with earwigs microencapsulated and wettable powder formulations work best for controlling a wings outside. The third step is to use glue boards around the entry areas of your home. Also, vacuum cleaner can be used if necessary. The fourth step is using pesticides in the home if outside control does not stop their work from coming in. Before applying pesticides, you should coat any cracks and crevices inside to make it harder for the air works to hide and inside perimeter spraying of your home should reduce the population your own. These are basic recommendations as only as no two homes are exactly the same. Please feel free to call me if I can help you