How To Keep Earwigs At Bay: Expert Tips For Prevention And Control In San Antonio Homes

an earwig crawling in a home

Have you ever seen an earwig? Do you remember your first experience with one of these bugs? We know many people who were shocked when they first spotted an earwig for themselves. At first glance, these pests seem dangerous. Once you learn about their name, they seem even more threatening.

We are going to take some time today to discuss the real problems earwigs cause around San Antonio homes and properties and offer some options to help you avoid these pests. Reach out to EnviroGuard if you want immediate, professional options for earwig removal. We will share some of our San Antonio pest control offerings with you and find a service that will best take care of these pests.

Signs Of An Earwig Infestation: How To Detect The Problem

It is not always easy to know when you are or when you are not dealing with an earwig infestation. This is for one big reason. Earwigs are not the most common house pests. These local insects prefer to live inside and around gardens and other areas of plant growth. They cannot survive long in areas where they cannot find green things to feed on. Unless your home is filled with live plants, they will find it difficult to sustain themselves indoors.

Keeping this in mind, they will invade during times of inclement weather, sometimes in mass. If this happens, the most common sign will be live earwigs. These bugs are about an inch long and have dark bodies, yellow legs, oddly bent antennae, and a large pincer.

Earwig Problems: Harmless To You, Dangerous To Your Plants

If you think that earwigs crawl into people’s ears and lay eggs in their brains, we have some good news for you. They do neither of these things. In fact, there are few recorded instances of these bugs crawling anywhere near a person's head.

Thankfully for everyone, these pests are mostly a problem for plants. An earwig bug will quickly nibble on your life ornate indoor plants. It will also attack with its pincer if it feels threatened or trapped. To avoid these problems, find a reliable way to keep earwigs out of your home.

Earwig Prevention Strategies: Natural Remedies That Work

Keeping earwigs out of your home is sometimes a challenge. There are, however, methods that you can utilize to prevent earwigs.

Here are some to start with:

  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using some silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  • Address damage to window/door screens.
  • Make sure to keep all of your unscreened windows and doors shut as much as possible.
  • Address problems with weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  • Reduce moisture inside your home by fixing damaged pipings and wiping up moisture from sinks and bathtubs.

Bring in our team if you would like to learn about professional earwig control. We would be happy to help you with these pests.

Professional Assistance: Contact Us For Total Earwig Control

Dealing with earwigs inside or around your home does not have to be dangerous or difficult. An easy option to deal with these pests lies with our team at EnviroGuard.

We understand why these bugs invade homes and what methods work best to remove and prevent these troublesome insects. If you would like our help with these or other pests, do not hesitate to start a conversation with one of our team members. We also have many helpful service pages if you would like to learn more about our services. Call EnviroGuard today for help with earwigs and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in San Antonio.