Earwigs

May 12, 2017

General Info:  Earwigs have long cerci “clippers” on their backsides. They like to hide during the day and feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold, and insects at night.

Length:   1/4″ – 2″

Region Found:   Throughout the United States

Residential Location:   They perfer dark damp areas, such as under pavers, in bathrooms, and under kitchen sinks. They live together outdoors in large numbers. Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.

Random/Interesting Fact:  Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears.

Identification:  They are dark brown, with 6 long, narrow legs.

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