How To Keep Earwigs Out Of Your Chandler, AZ Home
August 17, 2021
Although earnings don't pose much of a threat to you, there's a good chance you don't want them hanging around your Chandler home. Earwigs have an intimidating appearance and are quite a nuisance. To make sure you don't have any unwanted encounters, learn how to keep these pests out of your property.
Why Earwigs Comes Inside
To understand how to keep earwigs out, you need to know what brings them inside. Whether you have one earwig or multiple ones indoors, you can assume you have a problem. There's something inside your home that's attractive to these annoying pests.
Typically, there's one reason earwigs come indoors - the conditions inside your home are better than the conditions outside. Earwigs seek moisture and darkness, and they eat dead insects and decaying plants. If the outdoor environment doesn't have enough food, darkness, or moisture for earwigs, they may come inside.
In your yard, earwigs may be hiding under rocks, piles of mulch, and leaf litter. Once inside your home, earwigs go to the areas with the most humidity. They like bathrooms and basements due to the moisture and darkness of the areas. If you have any other pest problems, earwigs will like the abundance of food you have for them.
Tips For Keeping Earwigs Out
Once you have earwigs inside, you will struggle to get rid of them. Your best way to deal with earwigs in Chandler is to be proactive and take measures to keep them from coming inside. This means taking these measures:
- Inspect Your Home: Checking your home for openings is one way to make sure earwigs don't ever make their way inside. Because earwigs are small creatures, they can get in through tiny crevices. Walk around your home and look for gaps, cracks, and other openings. Typically, windows, doors, and plumbing connections create enough space for earwigs to get inside. If you have a caulk gun, use it to seal up any openings.
- Limit Moisture: Take measures to limit moisture both inside and outside of your home. As soon as you notice leaks in your plumbing fixtures, call a plumber for help. Even a small leak is enough to attract earwigs to your yard. As an extra benefit, your quick repair will save you money on your water bill. You can also reduce moisture by using a dehumidifier in certain rooms or installing vent fans where necessary. If your home doesn't have enough moisture for earwigs, these pests will remain outdoors.
- Trim Vegetation: Because the vegetation is high in moisture and the leaves fall to the ground, it attracts earwigs. You should trim back your vegetation frequently and clean up piles of debris as soon as they form. If you don't mind changing your landscape, you may want to move your shrubs further away from your home.
- Limit Mulch: As much as you love the look of mulch, keep it away from your home. Mulch creates moisture and attracts earwigs, so use a dry material around your home. In the end, it could keep earwigs away.
Work With A Pro
Preventing and eliminating earwigs in Chandler takes experience and access to the right tools. Here at Green Home Pest Control, we know what it takes to keep earwigs from bothering you. Our team members have years of experience and only use the most effective methods of earwig prevention. Furthermore, we use a natural approach that keeps you and your family safe.
If you don't want to see earwigs on or near your property, give us a call. We'll come out to your Chandler home and create a customized plan for earwig prevention or elimination. Reach out to us now to get started.