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Snshin1027

04:19AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 06/19/01
1 lifetime posts
Earwigs, earwigs EVERYWHERE!! HELP!!! Does anyone out there know a good way to get rid of these pesky little creatures. They seem to be everywhere both inside and out and I'm tired of getting pinched!!

rpxlpx

05:33AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
This may seem like a dumb question but: I don't know what earwigs are. Is there another common name for them? What part of the country are you in?

Jay J

10:02AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Snshin1027,

We have them in 'controlled numbers' so they aren't a problem.

Visit Earwigs at Google.com for a plethora of links.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

david_wv

03:11AM | 06/21/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
I've had problems with earwigs when I had a lot of mulch around the foundation. Thinning the mulch cut way down on the earwig numbers. Also the mulch from shredded leaves and green sticks attracted them more than dry wood mulch.

Try thinning out damp mulch and shrubs around the foundation, especially where it touches the foundation.

Matches

03:44AM | 06/21/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Find out a little more about earwigs.I always had a phobia for these things until I read an article some time ago that they feed on another little critter that escapes memory.They could be a sign of another problem (Aphids maybe?).Check out Jay J's link...they eat spiders too!

[This message has been edited by Matches (edited June 21, 2001).]



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