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an earwig crawling on a porch

While earwigs are often found outside, they can come indoors in search of shelter or food. When inside, they seek out damp, cool environments where they are unlikely to be bothered. So, some of their favorite hiding spots are under cabinets, near baseboards, behind furniture, or around houseplants.

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an earwig on a flower

When people think about earwigs, they tend to think about the stories of earwigs crawling into people’s ears and burrowing into their brains. While that might make for a fun scene in a science fiction movie, in real life, earwigs do no such thing. In fact, earwigs are, by and large, harmless…

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earwig found on pittsburgh home

As Autumn progresses homeowners will often find themselves battling insects trying to escape the cold by inviting themselves inside. One of the most common of these household pests in the Pittsburgh area is the earwig. With its sleek brown body, sinuous movements, and especially its large abdominal…

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