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How Earwigs Get Into Souderton Homes

April 9, 2019

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an eager earwig scurrying to the edge of a souderton property

Some pests instill fear in us, even when we don’t know much about them. Earwigs fall into that fearsome category of pests. The stories we hear about them, coupled with their name, make us wonder if they truly crawl into people’s ears. When we see how frightening they look, our fears grow.

The good news is that earwigs do not live up to their bad reputation. They won’t crawl into your ears and lay eggs and, although they look scary, they’re mostly harmless. That doesn’t mean you want them in your house, though.

How do earwigs get into Souderton homes, and why don’t you want them there? 

What causes earwig infestations?

Earwigs are pests that need moisture to survive. When it gets too dry outside, they look for ways to get inside and find more suitable accommodations. This means you are likely to find earwigs in the more humid rooms of your house, like kitchens or bathrooms.

Due to their need for moisture, an earwig infestation can also indicate that you have a moisture problem in your home. If a pipe has sprung a leak without your knowledge and is creating excess moisture somewhere, earwigs will find that area to their liking and stick around.

How Earwigs Get into Souderton Homes and Where to Find Them

Earwigs get into Souderton homes the same way most other small pests get inside. They find the entry points outside your home and use those to gain entry. Since earwigs are small, they don’t need a large opening in order to get in.

Easy points of entry include:

  • Cracks in your foundation.

  • Holes in your siding.

  • Gaps around your windows and doors.

  • Torn screens.

Once inside, earwigs look for a place to hide. They prefer areas that are cluttered and humid, so they’re likely to be found under sinks, in storage boxes in the basement, or in other areas with clutter. Earwigs are nocturnal, so you’re unlikely to see them running around during daylight hours. Your best chance of discovering an infestation is by looking for them in the places they are likely to hide.

Why Professional Treatment is the Way to Go

While prevention is an important step in ensuring that earwigs don’t enter your home, once you have an earwig problem, it’s best to get professional treatment in order to fully eradicate the infestation. Moyer Pest Control can take care of your earwig infestation, but we won’t stop there. We also help discover the cause of the problem, as well as points of entry, so you don’t have to worry about a future earwig infestation. Visit our website to learn more about our treatment options.

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