How To Get Rid Of Earwigs
Earwigs are nocturnal, so you may not always be able to easily tell if you have a problem. A combination of natural prevention and pesticide treatment works best to eliminate earwig infestations.
First: Go around the exterior of your home and remove any debris such as a pile of moist leaves. Earwigs are drawn to damp areas where they can find food. Removing these items can help prevent infestations.
Second: You can set up earwig traps to help reduce the population. You can use insect traps or natural traps. Natural traps must be tended to and handled properly to be effective. They include placing a plate partially filled with cooking oil or leaving out a wet newspaper in an area where you often see earwigs. These objects will attract the insects which can then be easily removed.
Third: For earwigs in the home, first ensure that you have removed or cleaned up areas that are damp and then remove any debris where earwigs could potentially hide. Purchase a reliable earwig insecticide and treat areas around windows, doors, in your garage, in any crawl spaces, and around moist areas such as the air conditioning unit and around or under sinks.
Finally: Add weather-stripping around doors and windows and fill any cracks with caulk.