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We got Earwigs

August 14th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Or as I like to call them...EWWWWWIGS :yuck::yuck::yuck:!

DH and I have rarely been home this summer, with going to Toronto in June and then relatives were visiting our hometown for 2 weeks.

It was about a week after we got back that I discovered them in the yard,basement and 3-5 have been spotted upstairs. Even though I normally refrain from killing bugs (Hubby tosses spiders outside when they are spotted), I get really paniky when I see EWwigs . I know it's silly to be afraid of bugs and (as far I know) EWwigs don't bite, but I can't help it. They gross me out. I'm having people over Monday so the EWwigs must be stopped! :yell: .

End of June and mid July we got a lot of rain and the dehumidifier broke in my basement, so I think maybe that's what attracted them. They also like the dog food bowls so I have picked the bowls up when the dogs are done eating. I'm doing a massive top to bottom cleaning of my house and yard. I have also made sure the windows and doors are tightly closed.

I know there are chemicals to kill earwigs but that is really not an option. Is there any easy way I can kill the Earwigs pesticide free? or should I trap them? anyone know some good traps?

August 14th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Don't know if this will help or not but it looks interesting.

August 14th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Don't know of any earwig traps but I'd get your dehumidifier repaired or invest in a new one. Earwigs love damp places. Keep dirty laundry, wet towels, bathroom rugs, etc up off the floor.

As for spiders.....tell your dh to kill them :yell:. Some of them bite :frustrated:.

August 14th, 2009, 09:24 PM
man those things creepy me out. :eek::eek:

August 14th, 2009, 10:58 PM
As for spiders.....tell your dh to kill them :yell:. Some of them bite :frustrated:.
Maybe what you need to do is find spiders big enough to eat the earwigs. :o