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Also known as "pincher bugs" because of the pincher-shaped spines on their back-ends, earwigs certainly look a lot more intimidating than they typically are. Earwigs are not venomous, not aggressive, and aren't even known for spreading disease and illnesses like flies, fleas, or ticks. While most species of earwigs do have a pair of leathery wings, the majority don't fly either. These pests are commonly found in most gardens, as many species feed on decaying matter, live sprouts, and (rarely) some smaller insects. However, they do often find their way into homes in search of cool, damp areas, and often thrive under sinks, in cabinets, and in bathrooms where moisture might be found.

At Ridd Pest Control, our experienced pros can help you with high-quality, comprehensive earwig control solutions. From protective perimeters that keep these pests out to helping you eliminate enticing features that bring them in, we are your full-service solution to all of your pest problems. No more worrying about these small, slithering bugs interrupting your day to day life—when you put your property in our hands, we'll make sure you enjoy a comfortable and pest-free life. We customize our treatments to each home, and we offer exceptional value thanks to our ongoing commitment to utilizing the best in eco-friendly pest products.

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Professional Preventive Measures For Earwigs

The easiest and most effective way to keep earwigs out of your home is to place a protective barrier around your home's exterior. At Ridd Pest Control, we utilize the latest and greatest in eco-friendly barrier products to keep earwigs and plenty of other pests away. We find where these bugs get into your home and use our state-of-the-art tools and techniques to apply a treatment product that eliminates these bugs before they can get inside. You'll enjoy a safer, cleaner, and less stressful home when you aren't being frequently surprised by the appearance of an earwig or other unexpected pest.

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How to Eliminate Earwigs

The easiest and most effective way to get rid of earwigs is to eliminate their hiding places. During the early morning hours, earwigs can often be found beneath cushions and other things that have been left outside overnight. Earwigs are typically in search of cover and protection, and they are frequently drawn to damp or moist areas like puddles on patios and standing water that may have been left behind by dew or sprinklers. Yards with heavy-used irrigation systems will often have larger populations of earwigs, as well as yards with larger gardens or extensive amounts of flower and plant life.

The secret to keeping earwigs out of your home is simple: get rid of the features that attract them and they'll disappear on their own. Earwigs are drawn first and foremost to moisture, and that means standing water or areas that are frequently wet will often see increased earwig populations. Lawns that are frequently watered or that have extra-wet soil will also have this issue. Second, earwigs are constantly searching for some form of cover. If you head out to your patio in the morning and move something that was left there overnight, you'll probably find at least a couple of earwigs hiding beneath it. This is particularly true for anything that may have been left in an area that's lit.

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Protect Your Home With These Effective Earwig Prevention Tips

Don't wait until you have a full-blown earwig infestation to take action. By implementing some preventive measures, you can keep your home earwig-free and avoid the hassle and frustration they can cause.

Here are some tips to help you keep those pincher bugs away:

  1. Eliminate moisture: Earwigs are attracted to damp areas, so fix any leaks or plumbing issues in and around your home. Ensure proper drainage and keep your gutters clean to prevent water buildup.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices: Earwigs can enter your home through small openings, so seal any cracks or gaps in your foundation, windows, doors, and walls. Use caulk or weatherstripping to block their entry points.
  3. Remove hiding spots: Keep your yard and garden tidy by removing debris, leaf piles, and excessive mulch. Trim back vegetation and shrubs that provide hiding spots for earwigs.
  4. Minimize outdoor lighting: Earwigs are attracted to light, so consider using yellow or sodium vapor bulbs for outdoor lighting, as they are less attractive to these pests.
  5. Keep your home clean: Regularly vacuum and sweep your floors, paying special attention to dark and damp areas such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. This will help eliminate any potential food sources for earwigs.
  6. Use natural repellents: Certain plants, such as lavender, mint, and marigolds, are known to repel earwigs. Plant them around your home and garden to deter these pests.

By following these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the chances of an earwig infestation and enjoy a pest-free home. However, if you already have an earwig problem, it's best to leave the treatment to the professionals. Contact Ridd Pest Control today for effective and long-lasting solutions to eliminate earwigs from your property.

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What Are Earwigs
Attracted To?

Earwigs are typically in search of cover and protection, and they are frequently drawn to damp or moist areas like puddles on patios and standing water that may have been left behind by dew or sprinklers. Yards with heavy-used irrigation systems will often have larger populations of earwigs, as well as yards with larger gardens or extensive amounts of flower and plant life.

Are earwigs dangerous?

No, most species of earwig are not venomous, not aggressive, and aren't even known for spreading disease and illnesses like flies, fleas, or ticks. While most species of earwig do have a pair of leathery wings, the majority don't fly either.

What is the best way to get rid of earwigs?

The easiest and most effective way to get rid of earwigs is to eliminate their hiding places. During the early morning hours, earwigs can often be found beneath cushions and other things that have been left outside overnight. The secret to keeping them out is simple: get rid of any features that attract them such as moisture or cover.

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Eave Sweep

Eave Sweep

Our RIDD Pros treat the eaves and window sills of your home with a large Webster pole that extends up to 25 feet to get to hard-to-reach areas where wasps, spiders, and other bugs nest. This also ensures your home looks bug-free!
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Barrier Spray

Barrier Spray

We do a 6-foot power spray around the foundation of your home. We treat 3 feet up and 3 feet out with a water-resistant product to keep your home bug-free regardless of the weather!
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Granules

Granules

We use a spreader to place a granular bait 10-15 feet around the home. This barrier acts like a moat to keep bugs from nesting near your home!
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Mosquito Fog

Mosquito Fog

With our mosquito program, our service pros fog the entire property, leaving a thin mist of product on shrubs, foliage, and grass to reduce tick, flea, and mosquito activity! This way you can enjoy your yard!
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Crack & Crevice

Crack & Crevice

We use a handheld pump to treat any cracks, crevices, & gaps around the foundation of the home with a dust which helps prevent bugs from nesting in the foundation and working their way inside.
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Yard Inspection

Yard Inspection

Our Pest Experts thoroughly inspect the property for any signs of activity on your property. They also educate on any helpful tips and tricks for decreasing pest activity on your property!

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Pests are a part of life, but they don't have to be a part that you simply surrender to. Keeping bugs and rodents out of your house is easy when you put your pest control needs in the hands of the experienced team at RIDD Pest Control! We proudly offer a great selection of premium services for ongoing pest problems as well as preventive treatments that are specifically designed to keep your issues at bay. We guarantee your satisfaction and stand by the work we do, ensuring that you can trust your issue to us with total and complete peace of mind.

What Others are Saying

This was our first pest treatment with RIDD. We've had 2 other pest control companies and RIDD is far and away the best! [Our technician] was on time, professional and thorough! He went above and beyond. He sent us a text before he arrived, when he arrived and after he finished. He explained everything he did and took photos of what he did and included a few of our caterpillars to show that they weren't harmed. We protect our caterpillars and bees. He added a notation in our account to be careful not to harm them! He is fantastic! Thank you RIDD. We look forward to continuing our service with you!!

Linda B.

Incredible. Very professional, took care of everything that was needed. He was very good at communicating and did an excellent job at treating the home!

Jace S.

Great service, we have needed multiple treatments to treat our issue and ridd is quick to get us scheduled and taken care of. [Our technician] is professional and always keeps us updated on time of visits.

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