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In the wild, earwigs live in moist cracks in the ground and feed on decaying vegetation. In your Baton Rouge, LA home, they can be found in wet basements, potted plants, and bathrooms. They are just over an inch long, with long slender antennae and a long pincher at the rear. The body and wings are dark browns with light brown legs.

Earwigs may be mistaken for other more destructive bugs like termites, beetles, centipedes, or cockroaches, but they are a different bug – and identified by the pincers on their backside.

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Although they are harmless to humans and will not actually crawl into your ears while you sleep (contrary to what their name implies), they can be invasive and quickly infest your home. If a female earwig is in your home, it will lay 50-90 eggs which will hatch in the springtime. Baton Rouge exterminators know that nobody wants earwigs in their home, and know just how to get rid of them. Fox Pest Control is dedicated to helping you feel safe and bug-free in your home.

On This Page: Signs of an Infestation, Things to know about Earwigs in Baton Rouge, Prevention Tips, How Do I Get Rid of Earwigs?, Earwig Control FAQ

Signs of an Earwig Infestation

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 Baton Rouge. 

Sightings

The only sign of an earwig infestation is to actually see them crawling around. These insects require moisture in order to survive. In Baton Rouge, 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.

Things You Need to Know About Earwigs

  • Earwigs usually grow up to an inch long.
  • The most common species in Baton Rouge is the European Earwig
  • They range in color from light brown to reddish brown to black. 
  • Earwigs in Baton Rouge, and practically everywhere else,  have a pair of pincers behind their abdomen, called cerci, that they use to defend themselves, grab prey and mate.
  • Earwigs do not carry any diseases that are harmful to humans or other animals.
  • Males have rounded pincers, while females have straight pincers.

Helpful Earwig Prevention Tips:

  • To control earwigs, seal common entry points.
  • Reduce access to water; repair water damage and fix leaks.
  • Cleaning regularly can help stop earwig infestations before they start — and it roots them out from hiding places.

How Do I Get Rid of Earwigs Near Baton Rouge, LA?

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Think you have a earwig problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (225) 228-4757 or email us for a free quote.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough earwig inspection of your home/property and provide a customized earwig treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain earwig free.

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How to Get Rid Of Earwigs | Fox Pest Control

If you see one earwig in your house, it's likely there are more to follow.

Extreme hot or cold weather drives them inside.

They come in through the smallest of cracks, and can multiply very quickly.

Earwigs hide in places that give them easy access to food and water, like your kitchen or bathroom.

You'll most likely see earwigs in the summer months, which is typically when they sneak indoors.

Luckily earwigs do not cause structural damage.

However, they do eat house plants and plants in the yard and garden.

If you try to remove earwigs yourself, watch out.

If disturbed, they produce a noticeably foul odor.

When you see an earwig, call Fox Pest Control right away.

We will send a certified and licensed service pro that same day to give you a free inspection.

We'll also create a treatment plan tailored specifically to eliminate your earwig problem.

This will not only protect your home, but your yard too.

At Fox Pest Control, we pride ourselves in our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

That means if you see any additional pests activity between treatments,

just give us a call and we'll come back for free.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Earwig Control FAQ

How do I get rid of earwigs?

Although they prefer to stay outside your Baton Rouge, LA home, earwigs occasionally find their way inside. If you have lots of earwigs hanging around your home and garden in Baton Rouge, 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.

What problems do earwigs cause?

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 Baton Rouge, 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!

Can earwigs bite me with their pincers?

If an earwig is handled or feels threatened, it may use those pincers against you. 

Are earwigs poisonous?

Luckily, a bite from an earwig’s pincers isn’t venomous or deadly, and usually does not break your skin.

Will earwigs eat my garden?

Earwigs can eat garden and field crops around Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge, before they get their start!

Do earwigs have different kinds of pincers?

The pincers on male earwigs are curved while they’re straight in females.

Will earwigs crawl into my ears?

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.

Where did earwigs get their name?

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.

What are earwig pincers used for?

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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