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Earwigs are sometimes called pincher bugs. The nickname comes because of their recognizable forceps-like appendages at the end of their abdomens.

They are most active at night, although some are attracted to lights. Earwigs are commonly found in new developments, where land has been cleared for building. They are most often found under cover.

Earwigs are scavengers. They feed on anything from dead animals and plants to food crumbs dropped on the ground.


Appearance and Life Cycle

Earwigs are dark reddish-brown in color with yellowish-brown legs. Their length averages from 5/8 to 1 inch.

Earwigs have the ability to develop large populations in a single season. Females lay and guard up to 60 eggs in burrows in the ground. These eggs hatch in the spring.


Due to their large increases in the spring, earwigs in Arizona need to be treated with an effective long-lasting residual. This will allow us to eliminate the life cycle of these pests in their early stages.

Treatment with Evergreen Pest & Termite allows you to have peace of mind from these creepy crawlers.

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