Earwigs in House

One of the most common pests that plague house owners and renters is the earwig. Earwigs are small insects that are capable of causing severe damage to your property. Earwigs do not target people, like some other pests do; however, they can cause problems when they invade a dwelling. House owners with pets need to be especially careful, because earwigs can kill cats and dogs by stinging them in the ears. If you see an earwig in your house, you should take steps to exterminate them as soon as possible.

Do earwigs live in your house?

Earwigs are a common pest in many houses, and they can cause a lot of damage. They can get into your food and eat it, they can chew on the wood in your house and make holes in it, and they can even bite you if they feel threatened!

Earwigs like to live in dark places where they can hide from predators. That’s why they like to live in houses: because houses are full of places for them to hide!

How they behave and how they cohabit with humans

Earwigs are insects that are closely related to cockroaches and waterbugs. They are nocturnal, which means they spend their days hiding in cracks or crevices and come out at night to eat and mate.

Earwigs are homebodies. They tend to stay put in one place, which can be a problem for humans who want to get rid of them. However, earwigs do have a few habits that can help you keep them at bay.

Earwigs love moisture—they live in the soil and under rocks or logs, and they need damp conditions to survive. If you find yourself with an earwig infestation, check your basement or porch for wet spots that might be contributing to their presence in your home.

Earwig bites

Earwig bites are a common problem for people with curly hair. The earwigs burrow into the hair and lay their eggs there, which can cause infection if left untreated. 

Earwig bites can be very painful, especially if they occur in sensitive areas of the body. Bites on the face and neck can cause great discomfort, as well as those around the eyes.

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