Why Earwigs Come Into Your Home
Earwigs go where the moisture is. If there are conditions near your home that promote dampness, you'll lure earwigs in close. The more earwigs you have near your foundation walls, the more chance they'll get in.
When dampness turns to oversaturation, earwigs may be driven up out of the soil to avoid drowning. If they find a dry place to be, such as your basement, they may take advantage of it. They can also come in during times of drought if they sense moisture and cooler conditions inside.
Earwigs are attracted to organic materials such as firewood, leaf litter, and brush piles. Keep these away from your foundation walls to reduce earwig activity that can lead to unwanted entry.
Shaded locations near your home, such as under a deck, porch, or stairwell can give earwigs a place to hang out. If you store cardboard, wood pieces or some other organic material in these places, you can increase earwig populations.
Last, but not least, the more plants you have near your home, the more likely you are to have earwigs near your home. We don't imagine you want to get rid of your plants, so that isn't really a solution. But, you can reduce pest activity in your landscaping without getting rid of your plants. A residential pest control plan can take care of earwigs and a wide range of other pests that hang out in your plants.