Elk Grove Earwig Control
All Clear Pest Control Can Help You Eradicate Unwanted Pests
Earwigs are very common to the Sacramento area. Many people will have seen them in their garden when turning over a rock or picking up a decaying branch. Where you do not want to see earwigs is in your home. While these insects are not aggressive and are generally harmless to humans, you still do not want to let an in-home earwig infestation go unchecked. Our earwig control technicians in Elk Grove can help. All Clear Pest Control has extensive experience removing earwigs from homes across Sacramento, and we can use our expertise to help you.
What Are Earwigs?
Earwigs are also colloquially referred to as pincher bugs. This is because of the broad set of pinchers on their rear end. Earwigs are brownish, have flat, hard bodies, and can grow up to 1 ¼ inch. Some people mistake larger earwigs for smaller roaches. Earwigs are nocturnal and hide during the day. They prefer to eat other insects, vegetation, and sometimes decaying leaves. However, they will also eat greasy or sweet food if it is left out in your kitchen.
Earwigs prefer undisturbed, slightly wet areas, such as:
- Under rocks and logs
- In piles of leaves
- Wood piles
- Under and around foundations
How Earwigs Get Inside
Generally speaking, this insect prefers to be outside. However, if the weather changes or there is a drought, they may be driven indoors in search of food and water. Earwigs can enter your home through any crack or crevice, such as unsealed windows and damaged weather stripping. Because they are nocturnal, you may not notice that you have an earwig problem until it has escalated, and their numbers have increased.
You can work to prevent earwigs in your home by:
- Sealing your windows and doors
- Repairing damaged seals and keeping screens on your windows
- Clearing debris from around your home
- Protecting your basement from excess moisture
- Keeping plants and other vegetation away from your foundations
If you are noticing earwigs in your home, it is a good idea to contact our Elk Grove earwig control experts. We will inspect your home, determine how they are getting in, and identify whether or not you also have an earwig infestation on your property.
We Offer Proactive Pest Control
At All Clear Pest Control, we offer a full range of extermination and pest control services. If you are dealing with an earwig infestation at your home, we will deal with the immediate problem and eradicate them. We can then provide you with the guidance you need to protect your home from future earwig invasions proactively.
Our Elk Grove earwig control technicians are well-versed in the local pests that are likely to bother you, and we can provide you with customized pest control services, including routine spraying and pest inspections. We work hard to educate our customers and provide them with the information they need to keep their homes free of pests all year long. And, should the weather change, and a new pest comes in and surprises you, we are just a phone call away. When you work with All Clear Pest Control, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.