Earwig Control

Knock Out Pest Control’s exterminators help home and business owners get rid of earwig infestations.

Earwig Control

Earwig is a blanket term that describes at least 1000 different species of insect. There are even twenty-two species of earwig in the United States alone. While each earwig species is slightly different, they share one important thing in common: you don’t want them in your home.

Earwig control is an important part of home-ownership. If you need earwig treatment in Jacksonville, Florida, then you need to call Knockout Pest Control today. We are a family owned and operated business that is well-equipped to provide for your earwig control needs. Whether you own a residential home or business, let Knockout Pest Control solve your earwig problem.

How to identify earwig

Despite the many different species out there, all earwigs are easy to identify. These small insects can grow up to an inch in length. They are usually a dark brown color and have wings. Earwigs are most identifiable by their pincers—also called forceps—that protrude from their abdomen.

Earwigs like cool, moist places, which is why they enjoy Florida’s climate. We can not be considered cool, but dampness we have in abundance. Because of their need for a cool location, you will often find earwigs in the basement or cellar of your Jacksonville home.

Earwig dangers

There is a myth that earwigs will crawl into your ear as you sleep. That story does not have any scientific basis and is generally considered false. In fact, there is no evidence to suggest that earwigs are harmful to either humans or pets. However, some species of earwigs do produce a bad smelling liquid for self-defense. For the most part, though, earwigs are not harmful; they are just scary to look at.

Now, you may be wondering why, if earwigs are not harmful, you should call earwig control professional to exterminate them. There are a couple of reasons that you don’t want to let earwigs gain a foothold in your home. First, earwigs produce a pheromone that likely attracts other earwigs, which means they will invade your home in large numbers. Second, earwigs usually eat plants. So, if you have houseplants that you don’t want eaten, you need to call earwig control.

How to get rid of earwigs

To control earwigs, the best thing that you can do is call earwig control professional, like Knockout Pest Control. You can also seal all of the cracks and crevices in your house. However, if you don’t want to go through that much trouble, call in the professionals today.

If you see signs of earwigs in your Jacksonville, Florida home, you should call Knockout Pest Control. Our earwig treatment plan not only removes earwigs from your home and yard, but it will also ensure that they do not come back. For your convenience we offer customized earwig treatment plans. And, out inspections and initial estimates are free.

You have nothing to lose. So, call Knockout Pest Control today. Our technicians are standing by to provide fast and effective earwig control for your Jacksonville home and yard. We guarantee that if you give earwig treatment a try, you will not regret it.