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What To Do If You Suspect There Are Earwigs In Your Virginia Beach Home

earwig on a dead flower

What do you do when you see a creepy pest inside your home? Do you run away? Do you look at it closely and try to figure out what it is? Do you ignore it and let it go about its business? Regardless of your reaction, if you are here today, we are going to assume it is because you are dealing with earwigs. These creepy little insects have a habit of invading local homes and can be a huge pain for homeowners, sometimes literally. Here is what you should know about earwigs and what pest control in Virginia Beach works best to get these pests out of your home. Contact Go-Forth Home Services today if you need direct information about our services or if you want to make an appointment for your home and property.

What Do Earwigs Look Like?

The earwig is a unique-looking insect. It has a one-inch long, thin dark brown body, six yellow legs, oddly bent antennae, and a large pincer at its rear. These bugs prefer to live outdoors around gardens, mulch, and other moist areas where there is a lot of vegetation. During the day, earwigs hide under rocks, logs, mulch, and in other secluded locations away from the drying sun. It is only at night when earwigs crawl out and look for things like decaying organic matter, dead insects, vegetables, flowers, and sometimes ornamental plants. Although these insects will occasionally invade homes, they typically cannot survive indoors without access to live house plants or another food source.

The Problems Earwigs Can Create Inside Your Home

You generally do not have to worry about an earwig bite. Although these pests have the ability to bite and pinch humans, they rarely do so because they actively avoid human contact. Despite their scary name, earwigs will not crawl into your ears nor lay eggs inside your brain! They are more likely to skulk around your home or garden while doing everything in their power to avoid being seen. If you have plants inside or around your home, this is where earwigs will cause trouble. These small insects love nibbling on all sorts of vegetation and can cause damage in the process. The good news is that you have access to quality earwig control through Go-Forth Home Services.

Tips To Prevent Earwigs From Entering Your Home

If you do not currently have an earwig infestation inside your home, we recommend taking a moment today to learn some simple prevention tips. Here are a few different ways to approach earwig prevention. 

  • Address holes, cracks, and gaps around your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure your windows and doors are working properly and have things like weatherstripping and door sweeps to keep them air-tight.
  • Fix leaky piping indoors and do your best to address moisture spills as they occur.
  • Reduce clutter around your yard to remove harborage opportunities.
  • Use a dehumidifier inside your home.

For more help preventing or getting rid of earwigs, let our team pay you a visit.

How Do I Get Rid Of Earwigs?

If you are looking for a way to get rid of earwigs for good, you need our assistance. Go-Forth Home Services is a dedicated local provider that offers many simple and effective home pest control plans. From thorough inspections to effective year-round treatments, we possess everything we need to combat earwigs and other invasive insects. Let us show you how much better life is without pest problems.

Contact our team at Go-Forth Home Services now if you need more information about our services and schedule an appointment for your Virginia Beach home and property.