If you’re anything like most people in McAllen, the thought of earwigs crawling across your floor causes a full-fledged panic attack. Who wants to share their kitchen, toilet, and shower with little pinching creatures? No one should have to worry about that. Here at Fox Pest Control, we work hard to control earwig infestations so you can feel safe in your home.
You might already know for sure that you have an earwig problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an earwig infestation in McAllen.
The only sign of an earwig infestation is to actually see them crawling around. These insects require moisture in order to survive. In McAllen, earwigs are most commonly found in vegetable gardens… not as commonly inside houses. This means they’re most likely brought inside by hitching a ride on clothing, harvested vegetables, dirt from a boot, or even in sleeping bags or tents after a camping trip.
Think you have a earwig problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (956) 683-6467 for a free McAllen earwig control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized earwig treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain earwig free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the earwigs don’t come back. If you see any earwig activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Although they prefer to stay outside, earwigs occasionally find their way inside. If you have lots of earwigs hanging around your home and garden in McAllen, it’s time to call Fox Pest Control so you can spend your time focused on what matters most and leave the earwig removal to us.
Overall, earwigs won’t cause much damage in the garden, especially when compared to more serious garden pests like Japanese beetles and aphids.
However, even in McAllen, earwigs can become a minor problem for gardens by invading and eating crops. For example, they can crawl inside corn husks and eat the sweet kernels inside. That’s enough of that, call Fox Pest Control and say goodbye to your earwig infestation!
If an earwig is handled or feels threatened, it may use those pincers against you.
Luckily, a bite from an earwig’s pincers isn’t venomous or deadly, and usually does not break your skin.
Earwigs can eat garden and field crops, including tomatoes, corn, lettuce, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables, especially during the early growing stages when the plants are most tender. They aren’t as big a problem as garden pests like Japanese beetles and aphids. At Fox Pest Control we can help you get rid of earwigs in McAllen, before they get their start!
The pincers on male earwigs are curved while they’re straight in females.
No, earwigs aren’t likely to crawl on your body, especially not your ears or on your head. Your ears don’t provide enough moisture for them to survive.
Earwigs got their name from a myth that they would crawl into your ears to lay eggs. Your ear isn’t very tempting for them because they wouldn’t be able to survive inside it. So, you don’t have to worry that an earwig will crawl into your ear, much less lay eggs there.
Those pincers, also called “cerci,” are intimidating for a reason. Earwigs use them during mating, to catch prey items, and for self-defense.
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Posted May 22, 2019
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Posted May 21, 2019
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
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