Palmetto's Complete Guide To Earwig Control 


There’s a lot of bad publicity surrounding these putrid pests, but they might not be as dangerous as you were led to believe. 

an earwig crawling on a wooden table

Earwigs are 7 to 50 millimeter-long insects with dark-colored bodies, six legs, and formidable pincers located on their abdomens. There’s no mistaking the shape of their long, flat bodies scurrying around your home. You are likely to discover earwigs hanging out in areas such as:

  • Basements 
  • Crawlspaces 
  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchens

Earwigs in Palmetto are considered nuisance pests, meaning that their bark is much worse than their bite. The physical appearance of the earwig is particularly unsettling, but they are much more unsightly than they are harmful. The classic old wives’ tale about these creatures crawling into your ear is pure bunk: it just doesn’t happen! Even so, there’s no reason to house these ugly ingrates around your Palmetto property, especially if you value a pest-free home.

Earwig Prevention Tips For Inside And Out

Earwigs are relatively simple to prevent and protect your home from. Try using the below methods to ensure your home’s safety this fall season:

  • Use dehumidifiers and repair any pipe leaks to remove excess, earwig-attracting moisture from your home.
  • Remove clutter from the floor and closets of the home.
  • Ensure the lids of your trash cans are unbroken and tightly sealed and be sure to remove filled garbage as often as possible. 
  • Caulk and seal any cracks forming around the sides of the home.

No matter how many preventative measures you put in place, pests will still be pests. If you’re concerned that these creatures have already entered the premises of your Palmetto home, take immediate action with a complimentary home inspection right away.

Earwig Issues? Lose The Tissues! Get Keller’s Pest Control

Earwigs don’t eat brains, can’t crawl into your ears, and certainly won’t give you any physical problems to worry about. However, that doesn’t mean these upsetting upstarts can’t still disturb your Palmetto home and peace of mind. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a pest control plan that prevents earwig activity before it even begins. Contact Keller’s Pest Control to learn more about total earwig control today. Our team of professional pest experts is always prepared to take on the scourge of unusual household pests, including nuisance varieties such as earwigs. 
We follow a three-step pest elimination process, beginning with inspection, moving into implementation, and concluding with follow up visits to confirm a pest-free home. Our treatments work fast, fighting earwigs and their offspring in just a few short days. Best of all, we offer three unique residential plans that cover a myriad of pests besides earwigs, including Pest Protection Basic, Pest Protection Plus, and Pest Protection Complete!

See for yourself when you get in contact with the team at Keller’s Pest Control today.

Our operatives are ready to take your questions in person, over the phone, or online through the contact form below. If earwigs become a problem in your Palmetto home, don’t leave things up to chance. Instead, trust solutions from Keller’s Pest Control that evict pesky pests for good. Guaranteed!

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