Earwig Control in Vancouver, WA

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When you say the word “earwig” around somebody, odds are they’re probably going to squirm and cover their ears out of fear. However, this is often misdirected—contrary to their names, earwigs have nothing to do with the human ear. Instead, these distinct insects get their name from their shape with their wings unfolded, which is said to look a lot like the shape of a human ear. While these bugs are generally not aggressive toward or harmful to humans, they are unsightly, and can be carriers of diseases like bacteria and viruses. And they’re particularly adept at seeking more comfortable conditions indoors. It’s not uncommon to find them hiding in towels, clothing, and blankets in your laundry room, bathrooms, or kitchen.

If you have an earwig problem in your home, pick up the phone and call the experts at Natura Pest Control. We offer a wide range of extermination and control solutions designed to specifically target earwigs, keeping them out of your home and out of your life. We carefully inspect your home and find where these pests are getting in from, and then use effective and eco-friendly substances to eliminate any forming colonies. We not only come to you quickly when you have one of these issues, but we also offer effective and long-lasting solutions that keep the bugs at bay. With two Associate Certified Entomologists on staff, you can be confident that you’re receiving expert advice from experienced and highly-trained pest control professionals. That’s why so many customers come to us for earwig control services in Vancouver, WA, and why we invite you to give us a call if you’re having the same problem.

Looking for a solution to your pesky earwig problem? Sick of these bugs crawling across your floors and along your walls? Call Natura Pest Control at (360) 506-6071 today!

What Are Earwigs?

Perhaps the most distinctive identifying quality of earwigs is the forcep-like pincers at the end of their abdomen called cerci. The bugs themselves are usually different shades of brown in color, although their legs often have a brighter beige or even yellow appearance. When fully-grown, earwigs can be roughly three-quarters of an inch to an inch in length. However, most don’t usually reach much bigger than the three-quarters size.

In a bit of natural irony, earwigs do indeed have wings but usually lack the ability to fly. Instead, they usually get into homes by crawling through the smallest cracks in your home. These can be found in between bricks, through cracked stucco, and even between your walls and the foundation of your home. The majority of the time, earwigs come into your home simply because they’re seeking more comfortable conditions. They are particularly sensitive to cold, so they are often drawn to the warmth that is your home’s interior. Likewise, earwigs are nocturnal, and that means they’re more likely to simply hang out and hide inside your walls during the day and then emerge for activity at night.

How to Handle an Earwig Problem

In most cases, you are likely to find these pests near damp and dark areas, protected from direct sunlight. While most of the time you’ll see just one lone, solitary earwig, a colony may take root and spread without your knowledge, particularly in areas of your home that you typically don’t visit or look in. For example, a linen closet in a guest bathroom might not be opened that often, and sometimes the earwigs in these places can number in the hundreds. Luckily, Natura’s service technicians are fully prepared to protect your home from these unwanted pests, no matter the size of your problem.

Schedule an appointment for your earwig problem by contacting Natura Pest Control today!

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