How To Get Rid Of Earwigs In Your Dallas Home And Keep Them Out


How To Get Rid Of Earwigs In Your Dallas Home And Keep Them Out

What do you do when you face something scary? Some people tense up and lose the ability to function, while others become sharper and react to avoid the situation. These reactions surface when people encounter scary-looking pests indoors. One scary-looking pest that likes to invade gardens and homes is the earwig. The only question is, are they actually dangerous? Here is what you should know about earwig infestations in Dallas and how to get and keep these pests out. For immediate assistance with an active problem indoors, call Urbanex. We offer pest control in Dallas and have options to combat whatever invasive species are inside your home. 

Earwigs Are A Very Creepy Looking Pest

There is no denying that earwigs are creepy-looking pests. They are one inch long, dark brown, have strangely bent antennae, six yellow legs, and a large rear pincer. This pincer and this pest's name are what make this insect scary. The good news is that earwigs do not crawl into people's ears. In fact, they do everything in their power to avoid human interaction. If you do accidentally trap an earwig against your body or intentionally pick up this bug, you might get a pinch. An earwig's pincer is strong enough to break human skin; however, a pinch is the only physical threat these pests are capable of.

Factors That Attract Earwigs To Homes

You are likelier to find earwigs in your yard and garden than inside your home. If you have earwigs in your house, it means one of two things; either they wandered indoors by accident, or conditions outdoors are unfavorable to their health. Earwig infestations in houses become more common during stormy, extremely dry, or cold weather. One thing they need to infiltrate your house is entry points. They find entry points around windows and doors, exterior foundations, damaged siding, and other harder-to-find spots. 

Four Eco-Friendly Earwig Prevention Tips

Let's assume you do not want earwigs in your house. What are some options you have to keep these pests at bay? To start, we recommend using some basic exclusion options. Here are four eco-friendly earwig prevention tips you should try today:

  1. Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home's exterior foundation. Use this same caulk to seal spacing around utility pipes and wires that lead indoors.
  2. Check your windows and doors and make sure the glass, wood, or metal is in good condition and installed properly. Keep unscreened windows and doors closed when you are not using them.
  3. Repair damage to window and door screens and replace them if necessary.
  4. Check the condition of weatherstripping and door sweeps. Repair and replace these sealants as necessary.

DIY methods are great, but they won't get rid of earwigs that are already indoors. If you want amazing elimination options and fast-working professional exclusion, get our team at Urbanex involved. 

Contact The Professionals For Complete Earwig Control

There is only one local company that you should trust with your home's pest control. Our team at Urbanex works hard to stand above our competition. Our friendly team of technicians will be happy to visit your property, check for unwanted pests like earwigs, and offer some quick solutions to remove and prevent any invaders. Let us show you how uncomplicated pest control can be.

Call now to get a quote for service or if you have any unanswered questions about the earwigs in Dallas. We will find a treatment time that best fits your schedule.

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