Earwigs love to live out in the flower beds where they can eat all the flowers, fruits, leaves, and other insects they want. However, with temperatures around 100 degrees daily, the earwigs are starting to move out of the flowerbeds and have started looking for more desirable real estate. Earwigs like to live in dark and damp areas, so you will commonly find large groups of them under large objects outside like potted plants, rocks, and pavers during the day. The high summer temperature pushes the earwigs closer and closer to your home until they eventually find their way in.
In addition to a regular pest control application on your home, here are a few other things you can doto help make your home less desirable to earwigs. Avoid having standing water in the lawn and your landscaping, do this by not overwatering and eliminating anything that may catch and hold rainwater like empty pots and birdbaths. Instead of using organic mulch like bark or pine needles, choosing a rock or rubber mulch helps to reduce pests. Clearing out the cool, damp hiding spots will also help; these hiding spots can be anything from woodpiles to construction materials.
If you are having trouble with earwigs in your home, please call Barrier at 208-463-4533 Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm for a free quote.