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Earwig Extermination is very effective with a thorough Earwig Inspection and the proper products and preparation.
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This page will answer the questions: What is an Earwig? – What does an Earwig look like? – Do Earwigs Bite? –  What are the signs of me having Earwigs? – What should I do if I see an Earwig? – How did I get Earwigs? – How can I Rid my house of Earwigs? – Earwigs Control Tips for your home.

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Cobra Pest Control offers “Earwig Elimination” for much less than any other “Earwig Control Company” and gives a “One Year Earwig Guarantee”. Rob will not try to sell you a long time service contract that you do not need.

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Since Cobra Pest Control is a local one man operation and Rob Sullivan with over 28 years of “Earwig Extermination Experience” who does all the work himself, “Earwig Control” is done right the first time at a much better price and “Earwig Guarantee”. Cobra Pest Control has no managers, technicians or secretaries to pay or other expenses that the bigger companies pay. This cost saving is passed on to the customer.


Rob was recommended to me by neighbor.

She told me that Rob took care of a hornet nest high up in a tree and was really impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. I must say that I agree. When I first called I was freaking out because I thought my patio furniture taken out for the summer was infested with scorpion, these bugs had big and scary pinching claws in the back. Rob could have taken advantage of me and I never would have known but he gave me a fair price and helped me clean off the table and chairs. Rob even gave me his personal cell number and said I can give it out.

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Earwig Information
Biology and Behavior

What is an Earwig?

An Earwig is a long and narrow insect approximately 1/4” to almost an 1” long. There is a myth that they will crawl inside an ear and eat the brain. This is not true. Earwigs do have long scary looking pincers on the back of their abdomen that they use to hold their prey and for defense. Earwig Pincers may give a painful pinch but rarely will it break the skin. Earwigs also have a pair of small wings and can fly although very clumsily.

What do Earwigs look like?

Earwigs are a reddish brown to almost black in color. A newly molted nymph may be white for a short time. You will usually find Earwigs clustered together. Earwigs will range in size depending on the age. A Newly Hatched Earwig will resemble a full grown adult but on a smaller scale. The nymph will continue to grow and molt several times until it is a full sized adult. It will then try to survive the winter.

Do Earwigs Bite?

Earwigs do not bite nor do they sting. They will try to pinch you with their Pincers and it may be a little painful but probably will not break the skin.

What are the signs of me having Earwigs?

Earwigs can be found in every part of the house but usually where there moisture such as bathrooms, kitchen and basement. If Earwigs spend any amount of time in one particular area there will be some Earwig Feces that look like a small dark granular dots. If you move a rock or a log in the yard you may see them in greater numbers.

How did I get Earwigs?

Earwigs will enter your home in search of food and shelter or to escape excessively hot weather or overly wet weather. They may be inadvertently brought in in a box or other Item stored in the garage or outside.

How can I rid my house of Earwigs?

Earwigs can be partially controlled by eliminating harborage areas, food and moisture. You can also spray yourself or call a Earwig Control Specialist like Rob from Cobra Pest Control.

Earwig Control Tips for your home

  • Eliminate harborage areas like wet mulch, leaf piles and anything else they can crawl under that retains moisture.
  • Fix all leaks in the basement, under sinks in the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Divert all rain water away from the house.
  • Clean out the rain gutters.
  • Seal off as many cracks and crevices on the exterior as you can find.
  • Put some glue traps out and see what you catch.
  • Treat as best that you can with over the counter Pesticides and if that doesn't work call Cobra Pest Control.
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