Additional Tips On How To Get Rid Of Earwigs

Earwigs are elongated nocturnal insects that mostly feed on other insects and plants. These insects will hide in small crevices and other hidden areas during the day and come out at night to feed. There are numerous deadly rumors that earwigs can be a threat to one’s health. However, up to date, there are no studies to show any diseases that are caused by earwig bites. Ideally, earwigs are harmless, although they can be a disaster when it comes to the protection of your garden. When your plants show signs of earwig infestation, it is important to know how to get rid of earwigs.

Here are a few tips on how to go about eliminating earwigs from your garden;


First, start by eliminating any possible hideouts. Look out for any dark and damp places underneath stones, woodpiles, under leaf debris and any other place that looks like a potential hideout for such insects. By simply making your garden clean and free of clutter, it will be easier for you to prevent an infestation, as the insects will not find the environment favorable for them to infest.

Consider laying graphite layouts in the garden and properly grooming the place. This way you will be reducing the number of hideout for the insects thus reducing any chances of possible infestations.

Set an earwig trap by artificially creating hideouts. This will make it easier for you to remove or exterminate them altogether. On the same note, you can consider lighting up your gardens at night. Considering that earwigs are nocturnal, the light will put them off thus enhancing control of your garden.


In a continued effort on how to get rid of earwigs, it is best that you set up your traps before nightfall and that you clear the traps in the morning. Then consider disposing of the traps in airtight or plastic containers to prevent them from getting to the garden again. You can also encourage the earwigs into a trap by smearing some vegetable or olive onto the traps.

Set up bird feeders or birdbath to encourage birds into the garden. This way, the birds will feed on the earwigs thus eliminating them without the need of using any chemicals.

It can be very easy to get rid of earwigs on your own, and as such, ensure that your garden remains healthy and beautiful. The very first step to eliminating these insects is by determining their hideouts. There are other ways that you can get rid of earwigs, including the use of various insecticides and pesticides. Regardless of the method, you will use to get rid of earwigs in your home, it is important to ensure that all likely hideouts are cleared to enhance the chances of eliminating them. In the event earwigs get into the house, you can control or eliminate them by vacuuming your home or you can also hire a Best Pest Control Brisbane company to get rid of them. Alternatively, boric acid can be used to get rid of any earwig infestations.

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