Pest Control for Earwigs in Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Areas
Earwigs, also known as pincer bugs, are among the top 10 pests common to Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and surrounding areas. These nocturnal pests have long black bodies with a pair of pincers (forceps) attached to their abdominal area. Earwigs are anywhere from 1/4 to 2 inches in length. There is no evidence to show that earwigs transmit diseases. Although their pincers look dangerous, earwigs are relatively harmless to humans. There are very few cases where earwigs actually crawl into the ears of humans, but if they do, there is no need to fear; earwigs do not lay eggs inside humans.
Since earwigs are usually more active under the cover of night, they typically hide in small, dark, and often moist areas in the daytime. In Southern California, when earwigs enter your home, they are usually found on walls and ceilings. During the summer months, earwigs dwell around damp, moist areas like sinks and bathrooms. Outside, earwigs are found in mulch, near outdoor furniture, compost, and waste bins, window frames, or any small space that will house and protect them.
How Do You Know You Need Yard Pest Control for Earwigs
Just because earwigs are not dangerous to people or pets does not mean that they are not harmful to plants. Earwigs eat flowers, vegetables, and other plants. You can identify earwig damage by the ragged edges or irregular holes found on the leaves and petals. Left unchecked, earwigs can tear all of the leaves off plants, ruining the garden and landscaping at your home or office.
Eliminate Earwigs: What to Expect from the First Earwig Control Visit
On our first visit, a Knockout Pest Control & Termite technician will walk through your property and professionally diagnose the source of your earwig infestation. Once the cause of infestation is determined, our yard pest control technicians apply an insecticidal barrier around your property’s exterior. This insecticidal barrier reduces the population and eliminates your yard pest problem.
Keep Your Garden Free from Earwig Infestation with Pest Control Services
Knockout Pest Control and Termite in Temecula offers one-time pest control treatments, or you can sign up for regular maintenance to keep these nasty pests away. To control your earwig population, we recommend quarterly pest control service packages. The quarterly package provides a year’s worth of maintenance and includes free pest control services between quarterly visits.
Arranging a pest control maintenance plan with Knockout guarantees year-long pest control maintenance. If you have a pest infestation between our scheduled visits, we come out to resolve your pest problem, free of charge. It’s as simple as that. We guarantee control.