Earwig Control in Santa Clarita
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Of all the creepy crawlies that can invade your home or place of business, earwigs are some of the most misunderstood. Despite their frightening appearance, they generally do not present a threat to humans. Most of this misunderstanding can be blamed on an old wives’ tale that asserted that earwigs would tunnel through you ears and into your head. Thankfully, this is not true, but the reputation stuck anyway.
Despite their elusive nature, sometimes earwigs can become a nuisance to human activity. If you are concerned that you are dealing with an earwig infestation, call the professionals at All Pro Pest Control, Inc. We are the Santa Clarita earwig removal experts, with nearly three decades of experience, helping homeowners keep safe and comfortable.
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What Are Earwigs?
Earwigs are insects that range in size from 5 to 25 mm. They have three distinct body segments. Large pinchers called forceps protrude from their abdomens. These pinchers are used only for defense since most species are herbivorous, but they can be very intimidating in the case that you happen upon one. Almost all species of earwigs have wings but most do not fly.
Earwigs are nocturnal creatures that prefer dark, moist places. Their diets consist of living or decomposing vegetation. They typically live outdoors under rocks, flagstones, or wood that is near ground level.
Where Do Earwigs Hide in Your Home?
When earwigs decide to venture indoors, they prefer places that are dark and moist. They are commonly found in potted houseplants, living under the clay pot where water drains and moisture is abundant. When they are found in house plants, they can be difficult to get rid of since it is such a perfect environment for their habitat. They can feed on the plants and lay eggs in the soil.
Other places that earwigs like to occupy include closets and cabinets. These closed off spaces usually have higher levels of humidity due to lack of air circulation that earwigs love. The presence of earwigs can also be an indication of other larger problems like plumbing leaks or condensation from your air condition. Any time water is allowed to accumulate, the excess moisture makes a very inviting place for an earwig.
Signs You Have an Earwig Infestation
Earwigs are a typically outdoor insect, so indoor infestations are rare, but not impossible. However, just because they aren't in your home doesn't mean they aren't a potentially massive problem. Some of the most common signs that you're dealing with an earwig infestation include:
- Foul odors and yellow-brown liquid: These insects release a foul-smelling yellowish brown liquid when disturbed. If you notice this anywhere in your home, especially around plants or produce, you may have an infestation.
- Plants or flowers with damaged leaves: Earwigs tend to chomp down on household plants, so if you notice any in your home with clear bite marks, there's a chance you have some living in your home.
- Fruits and vegetables with holes and black spots: Produce is another main source of food for earwigs, so if you notice any of yours with these markings on them, you should start considering calling a pest control expert.
How Professionals Handle Treatment for Earwigs
When you call the earwig removal pros at All Pro Pest Control, Inc. you can trust you’re working with the best. If you have seen earwigs inside your home or business, we have a variety of ways to deal with them. When we visit your property, we will put together a treatment program to effectively eradicate them. We will also perform an inspection to determine where earwigs and other pests are entering your property. We can point out places like cracks between bricks or openings in wall sheathing that are allowing pests to enter your home or business.
With our experience in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, our experts have the knowledge to solve all of your pest control problems. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service. That’s why we offer free estimates and 100% satisfaction guarantee.