Earwig Removal San Diego
Do you have problems with earwigs on your property in San Diego? Critter Gitters is a San Diego pest control service that can help you eliminate earwigs at your home or business. Our team of pest control experts will be able to find the areas where earwigs are thriving and eliminate them from your property. If you want the best prices and the highest quality of pest control services, give Critter Gitters a call. Critter Gitters today to schedule your pest control service appointment.
Earwigs certainly have a menacingly dangerous appearance but are relatively harmless to people. The earwig’s name originates from an old wives’ tale. It was rumored that earwigs would burrow in a person’s ear to pinch them or lay their eggs. Earwigs do not burrow in ears despite what most people have been told. Earwigs do not lay eggs in an ear canal either. Tales of earwigs navigating into ears have been dated back to over one thousand years ago. It is an unfortunate tale for the earwigs who would rather be almost anywhere other than your ear. They are more of a nuisance than a threat to your safety. That being said, the forceps at the back of an earwig used for defense can deliver a painful pinch. A pinch from an earwig should not be able to break the skin. However, it will likely be jarring and not too pleasant. Small children and pets are the most likely to be pinched by earwigs due to their inquisitive nature. If pinched it will be an unpleasant experience, but not one that causes serious injury. Even though earwigs are not capable of causing severe harm to people, they are not easy on the eyes. It can be quite unsettling to see these insects crawling around your home.
Earwigs can wreak havoc on California homes and gardens. They love to eat fruits and vegetables in gardens and yards throughout San Diego. Some of those items include but are not limited to: Roses, Daisies, Marigolds, herbs, potatoes, cucumbers, corn, strawberries, lettuce, fruit trees, and more. There are more residents around the greater San Diego area with gardens than there have been in a long time. People that are new to gardening may blame other pests for an earwig’s handiwork. Earwigs like damp shady areas under leaves or loose soil. When earwigs manage to make it into homes they tend to stay in areas that have high moisture content such as bathrooms or kitchens.
Call Critter Gitters Pest Control Service
If you see earwigs around your property or want to find out more about earwigs, give us a call. Critter Gitters will be happy to answer any questions you have about earwigs or our pest control company. We will be able to help eliminate earwigs from your property. Additionally, we will be able to give you helpful advice on how to avoid attracting earwigs to your property in the future. Critter Gitters looks forward to working with you and helping you get rid of earwigs on your property.