Latin Name: Forficula auricularia
Length: 7–50 millimetres (0.28–1.97 in) long.
Color: Variables of brown and black
Digestive Track: —
With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have characteristic cerci, a pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short forewings, hence the scientific order name, “skin wings.” Some groups are tiny parasites on mammals and lack the typical pincers. Earwigs rarely use their flying ability.
While earwigs don’t sting or bite and are not known to transmit diseases, these pests are still a source of frustration for many homeowners. Earwigs quickly multiply, so the sight of one usually means there are many more hiding nearby, and getting rid of them for good can be quite a challenge if trying to do it yourself.
If you think you have an earwig problem call Bugs Anonymous today to schedule a free home inspection. Once you contact Bugs Anonymous for earwig extermination, our pest free commitment begins with a complete inspection of your home, structure, or property by one of our state certified Bugs Anonymous Technicians. We will identify if you have earwigs, determine the source of the infestation, and work with you on a customized solution utilizing the most advanced earwig removal procedures that are completely safe for the environment. At Bugs Anonymous we will work endlessly to eradicate and exterminate your earwig problem. Call us today at 630- 529-7216 for your free inspection.
Earwigs can be more commonly found in basements, closets, hampers, laundry rooms, crawl spaces, garages, pantries, and anywhere dark and less trafficked by humans.
Earwigs usually measure between 1/4 to 1 inch long and have an elongate, flat body. They are typically pale brown with dark markings, or uniformly reddish brown or black, with paler legs. Their name comes from an old superstition that these bugs would enter people’s ears at night and bore into the brain; fortunately this is not true. People probably created this superstition because of the creepy looking forceps-like cerci that they sport. Earwigs actually use these as a defense against predators and to capture their prey. These bugs have four wings; the front wings are short and leathery and the hind wings are fan shaped and membranous and kept folded under the front wings.
Earwigs are not considered dangerous to the health of you, your family or your pets, but they are considered a nuisance pest. They won’t bite or sting and aren’t known to transmit any diseases, but their sheer numbers inside your home can be an annoyance and they can also damage items in your home, including paper, photos, wallpaper and books. They are also known to release a foul smelling odor when crushed and some species of earwigs can actually squirt this liquid when frightened.
Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. If earwigs return after our initial treatments we will return and retreat your property at with no additional charge for six months. We have confidence that our over 40 years of experience allows us to deliver exceptional quality and effective service. Our reputation is important to us so we do our very best to provide service and results you can expect from professionals. You will be glad you called us first.
At Bugs Anonymous, we are a family owned company that has been in the pest control business for more than 40 years. We specialize in Earwig Control, Earwig Extermination and Pest Control in Northern IL. What sets us apart from our competitors is there are no contracts to sign and no long term commitments necessary. In addition, we use low odor chemicals. We offer our clients a six-month guarantee and if we have to come around again, we will not charge you to do another treatment of any area re-infested within six months of the initial treatment. Call Bugs Anonymous today at 630 529-7216. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
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