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Spectrum Pest Control Vandergrift PA Takes Care Of Earwigs
Earwigs are annoying garden pests that usually enter homes and crawl into people’s ears to lay eggs while they are sleeping at nights. Even though they will not do much damage, they have an appearance that is unsettling. The good news is that you can control an infestation of earwigs without having to use dangerous pesticides in your home or garden.
When they are mature, earwigs have a length of around one inch or three quarters of an inch with reddish-brown color. These pests have tiny pincers on their tail which they use for defense and to catch insects at times.
Earwigs are regarded as annoying because they often damage the blossoms and leaves of vegetables and flowers in home gardens, as well as live in unexpected areas inside the house. They are known for damaging corn and soft fruits such as apricots and strawberries. Whenever they get inside the house, they will stay in damp and dark areas like around the bathroom shower or sink or beneath wall pictures.
Spectrum Pest Control Vandergrift PA – How To Control Earwigs
Earwigs are usually attracted to certain things on the property and inside the house, so once you identify these things it will be easy to destroy them. In most cases, you will find them in ground cover, pile of leaves, thick undergrowth, beneath wooden boards, in trash and debris and weeds around vegetables and flowers in gardens. The flower pots and various other decorations in gardens can also harbor these pests. So, removing all of these things from the gardening area will help you to control earwigs.
Sealing the cracks inside the house and shaking out toys or laundry before taking them inside can help to prevent earwigs from getting into your house. They normally try to get inside when the outside conditions or temperatures become too cold, hot or dry.
A good way to prevent them from damaging your garden is to lay a number of deep lids form containers like mayonnaise upside down and then insert orange slices in them. After that, you can pour some vegetable oil inside the containers. Doing this will allow the oil to coat and then smother the earwigs without damaging your plants.
Another way to control them is to roll burlap sacks or plain newspapers to create loose tubes. Then, wet thoroughly, use rubber bands to ensure that they are well-secure and lay them in bundles all around the garden during the night. The moisture will attract the earwigs and they will be trapped in the tubes.
These are just some of the ways that you can control earwigs. Once you realize that they have infested your home, you should target the garden or yard first. Basically, you will only have problems with earwigs inside the house if you have an infestation on the outside.
We hope Spectrum Pest Control Vandergrift PA will help take care of all you pest control needs.