Earwigs are small, flattened insects with tail-end pinchers. They are close
relatives of cockroaches. In many of our service areas, earwigs are a
common pest problem during warmer months.
Diet & Habitat
Don’t believe the stories! Earwigs DO NOT crawl into the ears of
people and pinch their brain, as urban legend might tell.
Earwigs feed on small bugs like mites and fleas. They will also eat garbage
waste and moist plant material. All earwigs are highly dependent on moisture.
Earwigs are mainly nocturnal. During they day, they group together and
try to remain unseen, often hiding underneath rocks, or in home or business
cracks and crevices.