Yuck! How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Your House

Creepy crawlies are disgusting, but unless you already know how to get rid of earwigs in the house, you may create new problems in the process. This misunderstood insect can motivate homeowners to take measures immediately into their own hands, spreading needless chemicals throughout their homes or creating a huge mess without reason. It’s true that earwigs are creepy—even their name is unsettling—but ugly is not the same as dangerous in the insect world. If you see one of these pests, you have time to plan an appropriate and responsible strategy for insect control. Follow these simple tips to nip your earwig infestation in the bud: Learn about the earwig life and lifecycle. Stumbling onto an earwig in the bathroom or the basement can be a scary thing, especially if it happens in the middle of the night. We’re used to seeing ants. We aren’t used to seeing ant-like creatures with pinchers on their tail ends. The human brain is very effective at making connections, but the fir


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