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Earwigs are common pests in Las Vegas, Nevada. These pests belong to the Dermaptera order. they’re easy to recognize because they have smooth, long bodies. Furthermore, they have unique appendages extending from their abdomen. They’re referred to as cerci and can be used to pinch people. Females have shorter and less curvy cerci. Their appendages can range in size from nothing to a third of an inch. Earwigs may or may not have wings. Their bodies are dark brown or reddish-brown. The Saint Helena Giant Earwig is the largest and is capable of reaching three inches in length.
Today, there are more than 900 known Dermaptera species. Temperate climates are ideal for earwigs. Despite the myth, earwigs are not going to burrow into your brain and lay eggs.
Primary Reasons For Earwigs
Earwigs attempt to move indoors so they can avoid the hot, humid summer months. These pests like hiding in warm, dark, damp spots. If they can find a way to sneak into your structure, they’ll find plenty of great places to hide. In addition to this, they’re going to live and reproduce in residential structures. One thing to know about earwigs is that they’re nocturnal. Therefore, they tend to hide during the day and roam at night. Although they can be found anywhere in the home, they’re generally found in kitchens, basements, and bathrooms.
Are Earwigs Seriously Dangerous?
Many people believe that earwigs are incredibly dangerous, but this isn’t the case. Thankfully, these pests do not pose a danger to any people or pets. However, they can use their cerci to pinch people. Even when they do, they’re not going to break your skin or inject venom into their victim. The primary concern is that earwigs are going to become a nuisance. Another worry is the fact that earwigs are going to damage plants inside and outside.
Effective Ways To Eradicate Earwigs
It is pertinent to find a solution to your earwig problem as soon as possible. Failing to do so will only lead to more issues in the future. Ultimately, the best way to fix the problem is by taking steps to reduce the earwig population around your property. Remember that earwigs like moisture and lights. You can prevent them from approaching your home by reducing the amount of light coming from your home at night. You can also try switching to sodium vapor yellow lights. They are less attractive to insects so they won’t lure earwigs. Finally, make sure that your exterior walls are fully secured.
Block any entry points that you find. Seal gaps around doors and windows. Eliminate holes around utility lines and plumbing pipes. If you can’t deal with the problem on your own, contact us and we’ll do it for you.
Remember to contact our office as quickly as possible. Don’t delay because doing so will only make the issue worse. Once you’ve called us, you’ll hear from us within 48 hours.
Our Earwig Solutions Are Safe
We always do everything possible to protect our clients every step of the way. When possible, we’re going to remedy the problem using natural baits and safe mechanical tools. Nevertheless, we might have to fix the problem using conventional tools. When this is required, you can count on us to protect you. We’ll use the safest EPA-registered products to ensure that you’re going to be protected. We implement the safest solutions because we sincerely care about protecting our clients. Our technicians know how to eliminate these pests while protecting everyone involved.
Preventing Earwigs From Invading Your Home
Unfortunately, it won’t be easy to prevent pests from invading your home. One of the best things you can do is to keep your structure properly sealed. Make sure all exterior walls are fully sealed to keep pests outside. If earwigs can find a way to enter your home, they will. Again, make sure you switch to sodium vapor yellow lights. Once you’ve done this, the lights around your home will not be attractive to earwigs. When you find earwigs around your property, contact our office and we’ll fix it.