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Common Earwigs & Millipedes

EARWIGS

Earwigs are dark reddish brown, about 5/8 of an inch long, and are easily identified by pinchers at the end of the body. Earwigs feed on decaying matter, though some feed on other insects or live plants. Earwigs live in mulch beds, under rocks, wood or other debris. They are active at night, and are attracted to lights. Earwigs are driven indoors by heat and cold, and are present in large numbers in the summer and fall.

PILLBUGS

Also known as a roly-poly bug, pillbugs are small crustaceans that are common near damp ground where decaying vegetable matter is found. When in danger or disturbed, pillbugs are capable of rolling itself up into a ball for protection. Pillbugs are sometimes mistaken for Billbugs, an insect that damages lawns.

MILLIPEDES

Millipedes are brown insects that have many sets of legs. Reaching up to 1 1/2 inch long, these insects feed on vegetable matter, particularly matter that is dead or decaying. They are attracted to damp ground, thatch, compost, and sometimes inside, particularly in basements. Millipedes are sometimes confused with dangerous centipedes, and do not have a poisonous bite.

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