Also known as pincher bugs, earwigs have shown their ugly heads now that summer is here. This strange inset appears to come from the earth to annoy people as soon as the weather improves. You may see them in your garden, on plant leaves, or in the topsoil. There could have been an upsetting number of them just right under the potted plant that you just moved outside. Perhaps they’re even inside your house. Why would they show up and what do they want? More importantly, what is the pest control Myrtle Beach tips to make sure they don’t get inside your home?
Pest Control Myrtle Beach Tips For Earwigs
Why do earwigs appear during summer?
Earwigs appear to be active during the late spring and early summer due to their unusual lifestyle. Like other insects, earwigs start mating during the fall season, as they wait for winter. Unlike others, they don’t lay their eggs right after mating. Instead, female and male mates are living together through the winter season in a specially made underground nest.
The female earwig will wait to lay her eggs until springtime right after they make the male earwig leave. Earwig mothers will lay eggs in batches between thirty and fifty. The eggs will hatch only after a week. Earwig mothers will spend the early spring protecting their eggs as well as their young offspring. The earwig nymphs will spend the spring season maturing and emerging close to full adulthood during late May or during early June. Earwigs will continue to be active through fall, once they mate, create their overwintering nests, and then repeat the cycle once again.
What do earwigs want?
Earwigs love moist and dark environments where they could find food. They are nocturnal insects that’s why they spend most of their time hiding in secluded and dark places. Earwigs want moist hiding places so they do not dry out while they are inactive. Most commonly, they find hiding places underneath something like a decaying log or bark, under the boards or rocks, in crevices and cracks, and even in loose dirt. Call a pest control expert if you need help in getting rid of them from your home.
How to keep earwigs away?
Earwigs will come to you since your home has what they need. If you don’t want them in your house then you have to make sure that you don’t have moist areas in your house. This is the first residential pest control tip that you need to remember. If the earwig cannot remain hydrated in your house then they will go somewhere else or run the risk of drying out and dying. Outside your home, you need to make sure that the downspouts and the gutters are not clogged and must be draining correctly. You should also find and fix drafts as well as plumbing leaks, and don’t forget to dehumidify areas that are vulnerable.
After addressing the moisture consideration, the next thing to do is to make sure that doesn’t find shelter in your house. An exterminator will get rid of lawn debris such as fallen twigs, piles of leaves, and firewood. Cut down the grass, ornamental plants, and bushes. Keep the way to your house as clean as you can and get rid of all the clutter in dark areas such as the basement. Bags and boxes must be kept off the floor. Lastly, search for and seal any crack or crevice that earwigs may use to get inside your house.
Call Zap Pest Control, Inc. now if you need help in getting rid of earwigs from your property or you just need to make sure that your home is free from pests.