Earwig Pest Control Services

Earwigs are one of the most common pests found in Arizona homes and gardens. These small, slender insects can range in color from reddish-brown to black and have elongated bodies with pincer-like appendages at the end of their abdomens. While they may look intimidating, earwigs are not dangerous and do not bite humans or pets. However, an infestation can still be a nuisance due to their destructive behavior and unsightly presence.

Earwigs in Arizona are divided into two main species: the European Earwig and the Forficula auricularia. The European Earwig is most commonly found around homes and gardens, while the Forficula auricularia tends to be found in more shaded areas like wooded areas or under rocks. These earwigs can be identified by their long, slender bodies, reddish-brown to black color, and the presence of two pincer-like appendages on their abdomen.

When it comes to earwigs’ behavior, they are most active at night and tend to remain hidden in dark crevices during the day. They feed on a variety of plant and animal matter, including decaying vegetation, dead insects, and even small animals. Despite their appearance, earwigs are not dangerous to humans or pets and do not bite.

Signs that you may have an earwig infestation include damage to plants in your garden or home due to the insects’ feeding habits, as well as sightings of earwigs in various places such as windowsills, under furniture, and in other dark corners of your home.

When it comes to potential health risks associated with earwigs, they are not known to transmit any diseases to humans or pets. However, the presence of an infestation can still be a nuisance and may cause stress due to their physical appearance.

When it comes to controlling earwig populations, the best way to do so is by reducing conditions that are favorable for them such as moist areas, debris piles, and garden vegetation. If you think you have an infestation or just want to learn more about controlling earwigs, a licensed pest control technician like Cape Pest Control can provide you with the best advice and solutions for your situation.

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Cape Pest Control Package One 334w

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This package offers protection against over 20+ general crawling insects, including scorpions.

Cape Pest Control Package 2 334w

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In addition to covering over 20+ general crawling insects including scorpions, this package includes fly treatment upon request and Fresh Foam applications twice a year.

Cape Pest Control Package 3 334w

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This package adds Mosquito Misting services from March to October during regular service visits and includes 2-4 Rodent Bait stations, along with the previously mentioned services.

Cape Pest Control Package 4 336w

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This encompasses all the services of the previous packages. Additionally, it offers up to 4 Inzecto units, 2-4 Rodent Bait stations, and up to 10 Sentricon Termite Bait Stations, subject to an inspection.

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