Don’t worry – Earwigs do not crawl into your ears! This is how many people assumed they got their name. Earwigs are harmless to you, and your ears. Myth: busted!

Where do they live?

Earwigs tend to make their habitats in cracks and in damp areas. In their natural surroundings, they live under rocks and tree debris, as well as in mulch. Even though they prefer damp areas, Earwigs are attracted to light just like mosquitoes.

What do they eat?

Earwigs prefer to eat plants and other insects for survival. Specifically, Earwigs tend to eat flowering plants like clover, dahlia, and zinnia, as well as plant-bearing fruits and vegetables like strawberries, celery, and lettuce.