How do you get rid of earwigs in your house?

How do you get rid of earwigs in your house?

Earwigs are one of the most common household pests. They’re small, but they can be quite troublesome, as they can crawl into your ears and cause pain and infections. Luckily, there are a few effective ways to get rid of earwigs in your house. In this blog post, we will discuss three of the best methods. Read on to learn how to get rid of earwigs in your home!

How to Get Earwigs Out of Your House

Eliminating earwigs from your home is not a difficult task, but it will require some time and effort. Here are five tips on how to get rid of these pests:

1. Remove any potential hiding spots: Earwigs like dark, damp areas where they can thrive and lay their eggs. Make sure all cracks in floors, walls, and ceilings are sealed up and that any stored materials or furnishings are moved out of the way.

2. Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-powered brush attachment: Earwigs love to hide in tight spaces so using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment is the best way to remove them. Be sure to clean behind furniture and under rugs as well.

3. Try traps: A simple trap made from aluminum foil, quartered paper cups lined with tissue paper and sticky adhesive putty works great for catching earwigs. Place several traps around the room where you suspect they are entering and removing items. Remember to empty the traps every day or two so they don’t become cluttered with dead earwigs.

4. Seal off openings: If you have small openings such as cracks or crevices that earwigs are able to enter, seal them off using caulking or weatherproofing spray. This will prevent them from coming in contact with air and breeding further.

5. Use insecticides: For severe infestations or if other methods do not seem to be working, it may be necessary to use an insecticide. Be sure to read the label carefully and use only as directed.

Once you’ve eliminated earwigs from your home, be sure to keep up the general cleaning and maintenance to prevent them from returning.

How to Make a Earwig Trap

There are a few things that you can do to get rid of earwigs in your house. You can use traps or baits, or kill the earwigs with pesticides.

To trap earwigs, you will need some kind of container. You can use a small jar, a cup, or even a plastic container that is about the size of an egg carton. You will also need some kind of food for the earwigs. Some people use cotton balls, while others put sugar on them. Earwigs like to eat sugar so it is a good bait choice.

To set the trap, fill the container with enough food to cover the bottom of the trap and make sure that there is space at the top for the earwig to climb up. Place the trap in an area where you have seen or heard earwigs before. Let the earwig colony build up in the trap until you catch them all!

How to Get Rid of Earwigs in the Long Term

There are a few ways to get rid of earwigs in your home permanently. One is to use a chemical pesticide that will kill them off. Another is to trap them using a device called an Earwig Exterminator. Finally, you can try baiting the bugs with food they don’t like, such as grease or sugar.

If you choose to use a pesticide, be sure to read the instructions carefully and follow them exactly. Pesticides can be dangerous if they are not used correctly, and can also affect other animals and plants in your home. If you decide to trap earwigs, be sure to follow the instructions provided with the device. Earwig traps can be set in a variety of places in your home, including under furniture, behind appliances, and near corners.


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