Earwigs are brownish to black in color, narrow-bodied, elongated and somewhat flattened insects. Their body length ranges from 1/4” to 1.” The key characteristic for distinguishing an Earwig from other insects is their forcep-like cerci or appendage on the rear of the abdomen. The cerci are used to capture prey and for defense.
These insects cause problems in new homes where land has been cleared. They sometimes build up in large numbers and invade homes during certain times of the year. They often congregate next to foundations around the exterior perimeter. Active at night, they may often be seen around lights or around windows.
Although they feed on dead animal and plant material, they invade homes during the summer months, especially in times of drought or excessive rain. Their presence is both a nuisance and unsightly.
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