Wacky Pest Wednesday: Earwigs
Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday! Please join us in our latest edition, as we cover a pest with a truly wacky name and nature: the earwig!
When thinking of common pests that may inconvenience you on a daily basis, the earwig may not come to mind, but it is by far one of the weirdest looking pests out there. Sure, they may have been around for the past 200 million years or so (give or take a couple), but that doesn’t mean that they’re no less active than they were when the dinosaurs were around. Indeed, before we knew that earwigs are literally walking artifacts from the prehistoric era, many thought that these critters were from another planet and primarily feed off of human brains! Spoiler: this could not be further from the truth.
The fact of the matter is that they will not crawl through your ears to get to your brain—or for that matter, even come near your ears. We keep the name “earwig” around because—well—it’d be pretty hard to change the name now, but rest assured that they only get their name from this disproved myth. Even with their giant and intimidating pinchers on their rear-end, they pose virtually no threat to people. However, if you are a plump arthropod or a decomposing garden plant, well then, we have some bad news for you…
We know that earwigs look incredibly imitating, but believe us when we say that you are in no danger whatsoever when you see one. While their presence in your home may indicate a larger pest problem, there’s no need to run for the hills when you spot this creepy pest. So, should you ever encounter one of these guys, give a few seconds to admire the walking fossil, and then give us a call right away.
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