Why You Are Seeing Earwigs In Your Boise Home

March 30, 2023

If you’ve ever spotted a strange-looking insect with large, scary pincers crawling across your floor, you probably understand why many people are afraid to discover earwigs in their homes.

In this article, we’ll discuss why earwigs invade residential properties and what homeowners can do to prevent them. For immediate earwig control services, you can trust, turn to the professionals from Owyhee Environmental. We work hard to provide excellent Boise pest control solutions for homeowners and business owners. Contact us today for more details about our eco-friendly treatment options. 

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Three Reasons Earwigs Invade Boise Homes

Earwigs are strange insects with an even stranger appearance. These small household pests are known for their odd name and tendency to hide in cool, dark areas of your home. But why do earwigs invade Boise's homes in the first place? Here are the three most common reasons earwigs invade homes:

  • Earwigs invade homes to seek easily accessible food sources.
  • Earwigs may venture indoors to avoid heavy rains, cold fronts, and other unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Earwigs might crawl through a crack in your foundation or gaps under your exterior doors.

No matter why or how earwigs invade, you can count on the professionals from Owyhee Environmental to remove them. We utilize an eco-friendly approach to our home pest control services to ensure we eliminate pests in the most effective and safest way possible. 

Are Earwigs Dangerous?

You may have come across the myth that earwigs are dangerous critters that crawl into your ears while you’re asleep and lay their little earwig eggs in your brain. Where else could they have gotten the name “earwig?” However, earwigs prefer to avoid human activity when they can help it.

Earwigs in Boise are generally considered nuisance pests that invade homes to find sources of food or to seek shelter from unfavorable outdoor conditions. Although earwigs can technically bite humans, dealing with an earwig bite is uncommon. It’s common for earwigs to pinch your skin tightly with their large pincers when they feel threatened. Pinches from these pests rarely break the skin. Despite their relative harmlessness, you still don’t want to find earwigs in your home. Earwigs often get into stored food products and contaminate them with their legs and bodies. 

The best way to avoid the problems earwigs cause is with a professional pest management plan from Owyhee Environmental. We provide services to eliminate all kinds of common pests, including earwigs. Call us today to get started on your journey to a pest-free home!

Earwig Prevention Tips Everyone Should Know

Whether you want to avoid an earwig pinch or simply find these pests disturbing to look at, it’s helpful to implement a few prevention tips. Keep these prevention methods in mind to avoid attracting earwigs and other pests to your Boise property:

  • Remove leaf piles and excess mulch around the exterior of your home
  • Ensure your gutters drain water away from your foundation
  • Seal cracks and crevices in your exterior walls
  • Avoid storing firewood right up against the walls of your home

Although prevention tips are a great start, they won’t get rid of an existing earwig infestation. Reach out to Owyhee Environmental today to learn how we handle earwigs, insects, and other common pests!

Benefits Of A Year-Round Pest Control Plan

As a homeowner, you’re already doing everything possible to keep your home in order. The last thing you need to worry about is managing pest problems on top of everything else you do. 

Let our professionals from Owyhee Environmental take care of pest problems so you can focus on more important things. By implementing one of our year-round pest-protection plans, you can rest assured that your Boise home will remain free of pests every season. Contact us today for more details about our ongoing pest control solutions.

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