Portland Earwig Control
How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Your Home
Earwigs are nocturnal insects that are closely related to the cockroach. They are omnivorous and can be found in a variety of environments, from wooded areas to urban backyards. Earwigs can be a nuisance to homeowners because they can enter homes in search of food and shelter. Once inside, earwigs may crawl into beds or other areas where they can hide during the day. They can also cause damage to plants, books, and other items kept inside the home.
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Signs of Earwig Infestations
While earwigs are not known to spread disease, they can be a source of great annoyance if they take up residence in your home. Earwigs are nocturnal, so they are most active at night when people are sleeping. If you hear rustling or see movement in the dark, it could be an earwig.
Signs of an earwig infestation include:
- Finding earwig eggs
- Finding dead earwigs
- Finding holes in books, papers, or other items
- Finding shed earwig skins
- Finding earwig droppings
- Finding earwig molts
- Finding earwig remains in light fixtures
- Finding earwig remains in electrical outlets
- Finding earwig remains in walls
- Finding earwig remains under sinks
- Finding earwig remains under or behind cupboards
- Finding earwig remains under or behind appliances
- Finding earwig remains under or behind drawers
- Finding earwig remains under or behind furniture
- Finding earwig remains under or behind books
- Finding earwig remains under or behind boxes
- Finding earwig remains under or behind food containers
- Finding earwig remains under or behind trash cans
- Finding earwig remains under or behind vacuum cleaners
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to call in an professional to help resolve your earwig problem. An earwig infestation can quickly get out of hand if left untreated. An Portland exterminator can safely and effectively remove earwigs from your home.
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How to Prevent Earwig Infestations
Earwigs have a tendency to enter homes and make themselves at home. If you want to prevent an infestation, you need to make sure that earwigs don't have a place to nest inside your home. Here are some tips for keeping earwigs outside where they belong.
Tips for preventing an earwig infestation include:
- Keep your home clean and tidy
- Ensure that all cracks, holes, and gaps are sealed
- Don't leave food out in the open
- Empty trash cans regularly
- Ensure that all food containers are sealed tightly
- Store boxes and other items off the ground
- Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink
- Don't leave food in your refrigerator overnight
- Don't leave food in your oven overnight
Keeping your home tidy and free from clutter can help keep earwigs out. Earwigs like to hide in dark, secluded areas, so if you can keep them away from these places, you can keep them out of your home. Keep food in tightly sealed containers, and make sure to empty your trash frequently. If you are storing items off the ground, make sure they are in containers that are sealed tightly.