Exterminating Earwigs In Southern California Since 1994

Earwig Control in LA, Orange Co. and San Diego

What Are Earwigs?

Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig. Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night. These insects live together outdoors in large numbers. They can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.

Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears and eat peoples' brains at night. They do not spread diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming to a homeowner.

Steps You Can Take To Prevent Earwig Infestations

  • Remove earwig harborage sites such as leaf piles, mulch piles or other vegetation.
  • Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry

Earwig Pest Control Treatment

Earwigs fall under our general pest control treatment program. This starts with one of our expert technicians coming to your home or business to inspect the source of your pest problems. Once the source is determined, our technician will apply a low-toxicity pesticide barrier along the base of the walls in the interior. Another low-toxicity, mild pesticide will also be applied to the exterior of the home. After the initial treatment, we recommend beginning a regular pest treatment program, in which we return on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis to treat the exterior of your home to prevent pests from returning. This service is guaranteed to keep you pest free.

Guaranteed Results

Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. If at any time you find yourself in need of an additional treatment between regular scheduled services, call us and we will return to re-treat your home.

Quick Facts About Earwigs


Earwigs feed on plants and decaying plant matter.


Earwigs usually hide in dark, warm places during the day.


Earwigs live in large numbers in mulch piles. These pests can destroy gardens and vegetation around the property.


Reducing or eliminating areas of moisture near your home by weeding plant beds and removing woodpiles can prevent earwig infestations.

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