Pest Spotlight: How To Easily Get Rid Of Earwigs In Snohomish Homes

December 10, 2022


The human brain is designed to react to certain things in certain ways. Something with big eyes and poofy fur is likely to garner adoration. However, something with sleek skin and giant claws often evokes the opposite response. One pest in our area often causes a negative reaction from those who see it. We are talking about the earwig. This dangerous-looking insect is a big problem for homeowners. To help you combat earwigs in Snohomish, here are some things you need to know today. For quick help to remove these pests from your home or garden, call our team at Guard Pest Control. Let us answer your questions about pest control in Snohomish and find a treatment plan that meets your need.

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Earwigs Are A Very Creepy Looking Pest

There are lots of pests here in Snohomish. Many are unappealing to look at. If there was a competition of the least appealing pests, however, earwigs would have a good shot at the title. Ths long insect has a dark, ominous appearance and a menacing pincer at its rear. At first glance, one would assume that this local pest has the ability to kill creatures much larger than itself. Some might even think the earwig is venomous. Let’s take some time to talk about the real threat of earwigs to find out if these pests are as dangerous as they look.

Are Earwigs In The House Harmful To Human Health?

There is no denying that earwigs are scary-looking pests. The question is, are earwigs dangerous? The truth is, this local insect only has one thing that makes it harmful, the pincer at its rear. This pincer can break the skin and cause small lesions and slight bleeding. It does not, however, contain venom or any toxic agents. The different types of earwigs in our area in general are fairly docile and avoid being aggressive as much as possible. Keeping this in mind, do not handle these insects with your hands and you should have no problem avoiding a painful pinch. 

Simple Yet Effective Earwig Prevention Tips

Before we talk about earwig control, we want you to know some simple prevention tips to keep these pests out of your home. Here are a few great strategies to start with today.

  • Identify gaps, holes, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation. Seal up these potential entry points using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  • Check the condition of your home’s window/door screens. Repair any damage you find and make sure they are installed properly.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors have door sweeps and that they are in good condition.
  • Reduce moisture sites around and inside your home.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when you are not using them.

For direct help preventing or controlling earwigs in your house, do not hesitate to call our team at Guard Pest Control. We will offer some fast solutions to help you deal with these pests today.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of An Earwig Infestation 

If you continue to notice earwigs inside your home and want these pests out, consider bringing in our team at Guard Pest Control. We know how to identify earwigs and what methods work best to get and keep these pests out of area homes. Let us pay you a visit today to assess the condition of your infestation and find a plan that gets rid of these dangerous-looking pests fast.

Call now to learn more about our pest control options and find a solution to earwig infestations in Snohomish.




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