The result of a wet spring means an increase in those pests who thrive in moist conditions. You could say that April showers bring May pests. One of the common pests to find after a lot of rain and moisture are earwigs. These pests may not be as serious of a pest threat as others but it’s still good for homeowners in Eau Claire and surrounding Wisconsin communities to be aware of what they look like and how to get rid of an infestation if they do decide to make a visit to your home.
What are earwigs?
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Known to many as the “pincher bugs”, earwigs are the pests who have two appendages that look like pincers. These appendages are actually called cerci and on the male earwigs they are curved but on the females they are straight. Although they have these cerci it is rare that they will pinch a human unless they feel threatened. Earwigs also have flat bodies which makes it easy for them to maneuver around small cracks and into small spaces.
Why do you have them?
It is usually by chance or by accident that earwigs get inside of you home. If the outdoors becomes too dry or too hot they will try to seek damp, cooler spaces which could mean your home. But since earwigs thrive in moist conditions, a rainy spring will mean an increase in the number of earwigs. You could accidentally bring a few inside with the morning paper or if you are carrying patio furniture in for a storm. There are many ways that earwigs can infest your home even though they prefer the outdoors.
What can we do to get rid of them?
At Wil-Kil Pest Control we will inspect your home to identify the source of your pest problem and then offer customized solutions and treatments based on your home specifically. Earwigs like many other home pests can be tricky to eradicate so it is a job best left to the professionals. Many do-it-yourself treatments prove to be ineffective and can be dangerous to your health with the use of chemicals.
For anyone in Eau Claire, Appleton, Madison and surrounding Wisconsin communities who are living with an earwig problem, please contact us at Wil-Kil Pest Control to get rid of your problem quickly and efficiently.