Pest Control for Earwigs in Wolverhampton, Birmingham & The West Midlands
Latin Name: Order Dermaptera
There is a superstition that earwigs burrow into the ears of people while they sleep. This is a myth and without any scientific basis. Earwigs frighten many people because of the pincers on the back of their abdomens. Earwigs use these pincers for defense and for sparring with rival earwigs.There are more than 20 species of earwigs in the United States. Depending on the species, adults range in size from 5 to 25 mm. They are slender insects with two pair of wings. Some species produce a foul-smelling liquid that they use for defense. Earwigs also produce a pheromone (scent). Scientists believe that this pheromone is the reason that earwigs cluster together in large numbers. Immature earwigs (nymphs) resemble the adults except they do not have wings.
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Earwigs are active at night. During the day they hide in cracks in damp areas. They live under rocks and logs and in mulch in flower beds. Earwigs eat plants and insects.
Outdoors, earwigs spend the winter in small burrows in the ground. In spring the female lays eggs in the burrow. She tends the eggs until they hatch. Then she cares for the nymphs until they can find their own food.
Earwigs are attracted to light. They can become a nuisance on porches and patios on summer evenings. In the morning they will be gathered under things like cushions that were left outside overnight.
Earwigs move into homes to find food or because of a change in weather.
Females typically lay between 30 and 50 eggs, but actual numbers depend on the species. After hatching, the nymphs undergo four to five molts until they become adults.
Signs of an Earwig Infestation
Homeowners often find earwigs in areas where there is water—kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Earwigs can also find their way into bedrooms and family rooms. They turn up in almost every part of the house.
TREATMENT & CONTROL
Birmingham Pest Control Services use an extensive range of products specifically formulated for the control of Earwigs.
Birmingham Pest Control Services offers a same day pest control service to all our customers, starting at £45.00. We also provide a contract pest control service to our business operators and commercial clients.
At Birmingham Pest Control, we pride our selves on our complete discretion on all our pest control jobs. Therefore all our vehicles are unmarked, unlike major organisations.
At Birmingham Pest Control we offer complete discretion on our service
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