Earwig Control and Extermination

Aptive Environmental controls earwigs in and around homes using the best eco-friendly methods.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is free from earwigs.
Schedule Inspection
or call us at877.861.5318

Preventing Infestations

Our certified pest experts conduct a thorough investigation and customize a solution specifically for your property’s needs. The Four Seasons Protection Plan guarantees that you’ll be secure from earwigs as well as other pests throughout the year. You’ll receive the best customer service and convenient, effective treatments to remove and prevent earwig infestations with Aptive by your side.

sb preventing
24/7 Support
Aptive Reservice Guarantee
Fastest Growing Pest Control Company in North America
Over 1 Million Services Nationwide
Over 20,000 Positive Reviews

Earwig Identification

earwig
  • Earwig Behavior
  • Are Earwigs Dangerous?
  • What Attracts Earwigs To Houses?
  • How To Get Rid Of Earwigs
  • summer-green

    Where Do Earwigs Live?

    Different species of earwigs live in different places. However, most earwigs prefer to live in damp, dark places that go undisturbed. Earwigs tend to live outside, but can become an issue if they start seeking shelter inside your home.

  • flower-green

    Earwig Behavior

    Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day, they hide. Earwigs feed on decaying organic matter and vegetation. They also feed on other smaller insects.

  • maple-leaf-green

    Are Earwigs Dangerous?

    You’ve probably heard the myth that earwigs crawl into people’s ears while they are sleeping. This is an urban legend that has no scientific evidence to support it. In actuality, earwigs are pretty much harmless to humans.

  • snowflake-green

    What Attracts Earwigs To Houses?

    Earwigs typically enter a home in order to find food or escape poor weather conditions. They will infiltrate your home via unsealed cracks or small openings.

  • Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day, they hide. Earwigs feed on decaying organic matter and vegetation. They also feed on other smaller insects. If living in your home, earwigs will eat sweets and oily, greasy foods along with residue that lingers in your kitchen.

    Female earwigs lay between 20 – 60 eggs in burrows during the spring. These burrows are found 2 to 3 inches below ground. Some female earwigs will even take care of their young which is rare among insects. They will tend to their eggs until they hatch and take care of their nymphs until they are able to find food on their own.

  • You’ve probably heard the myth that earwigs crawl into people’s ears while they are sleeping. This is an urban legend that has no scientific evidence to support it. In actuality, earwigs are pretty much harmless to humans. While earwigs will use their pincers to pinch if picked up or disturbed, venom is not transferred and their pinch won’t likely break the skin. Though earwigs can look frightening, they are not poisonous and do not spread disease.

  • Earwigs typically enter a home in order to find food or escape poor weather conditions. They will infiltrate your home via unsealed cracks or small openings. Once inside you home, earwigs will seek out rooms with a water source such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. It is also common to find earwigs in damp basements.

    Earwigs are also attracted to light. It is common to come across earwigs on patios and porches during the evening and at night. This is especially the case during warm, humid summer nights.

  • Even though earwigs are relatively harmless, it is understandable that you don’t want them in your home. If you can eliminate their hiding places, it will be easier to control earwigs. You should also make your yard and home less attractive to earwigs by doing the following:

    1. Remove any mulch, dead leaves, and other damp organic matter next to your home’s foundation.

    2. Trim any branches or plants that create shady, damp areas near your home.

    3. Make sure gutters and other drain lines drain away from the foundation of your home.

    4. Seal all cracks and small entry points to your home that earwigs may be able to get through.

    5. Set up dehumidifiers in damp areas of your home.

    6. Wipe down surfaces and vacuum regularly.

Smart Solutions

12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

service landscape
  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Free Year-Round
  • Four Seasons Protection Plan
  • Reservices as needed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home year-round. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized protection plan that keeps your property pest free year-round.
Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan provides a responsible solution that keeps your indoor environment pest-free. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality guarantee have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners, it’s not if the pests will return, but when. When the pests come back, we do too— absolutely free!
Buy Online

Regain Your Home

If you see earwigs in your home, you should call an Aptive professional to help with extermination and removal. Because they are nocturnal and live in well-hidden places, earwigs can be difficult to find. An Aptive professional will be able to locate any hard-to-find infestation sources.

Schedule Inspection
spider header

Aptive professionals create an effective and eco-friendly pest control plan based on your needs.

Our treatments, customized to your home or business, protect you from earwigs and other pests throughout the year.