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Earwig Identification & Prevention

Earwig Pest Control Services In Colorado Springs

Commonly referred to as “pincher bugs,” earwigs are unsightly insects that are known to plague new developments where land was recently cleared for construction. However, these nocturnal critters can thrive anywhere with dark and moist conditions. Although earwigs are not particularly dangerous, infestations are unsightly and can pose sanitation risks. If you need reliable pest control services in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, High Country Pest control has you covered. We use thorough, eco-friendly treatments to ensure that your infestation is resolved — contact us today to schedule your free consultation!

How can earwigs be identified?

Earwigs are brownish to black in color, narrow-bodied, elongated, and somewhat flattened insects. Their body length ranges from ¼-inch to 1-inch long. The key characteristics for distinguishing an earwig from other insects are their forceps-like cerci or appendage on the rear on the abdomen. The cerci are used to capture prey and for defense. They are commonly referred to as pincher bugs.

How do I know if I have an earwig infestation?

These insects cause problems in new homes where land has been cleared. They sometimes build up in large numbers and invade homes during certain times of the year. They often congregate next to foundations around the exterior perimeter. Active at night, they may often be seen around lights or around windows and damp, dark places.

What impact do earwigs have?

Although they feed on dead animal and plant material, they invade homes during the summer months, especially in times of drought or excessive rain. Their presence is both a nuisance and unsightly. Don’t let these pests take over your home — contact us today!

How do I get rid of an earwig infestation?

A professional treatment is the best way to reduce earwigs in a given area. High Country Pest Control offers professional treatment for the reduction of earwigs. Our home pest control technicians are thoroughly trained to address your earwig problems. Don’t waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies or unprofessional service. Call High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs for reliable pest control service and a free phone quote today!

How can I prevent an earwig infestation in the future?

There are several ways to help prevent earwigs, such as:

  • Physical removal by a vacuum
  • Remove areas in which they can harbor. These include areas such as:
    • Mulch
    • Ornamental rocks
    • Patio stones
    • Picnic furniture, etc. 
  • Close up cracks and crevices (exclusion) around the perimeter of the home and around drainage pipe areas. 

Professional residual power spray treatment around the perimeter of the home will also reduce earwig populations. At High Country Pest Control, we offer pest control spray treatment for earwigs.

Why Choose High Country Pest Control?

Quality Is Our Commitment
  • Local Service
    We are a local business that knows local pests. We are your neighbors, and we care about our community.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    From the start, our commitment has been to ensure 100% service satisfaction.
  • Safe Treatments
    We care about you, your children, and your pets. Our treatments are safe for all of you and for the environment.
  • Local Professionals
    We are a local business with experienced pest professionals. We have over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry.
Quality Is Our Commitment

When you need pest control for your home or business, you can count on High Country Pest Control to deliver the quality services you need. We use effective and environmentally friendly methods that are tough on pests and safe for your family. No matter what pest problem you find yourself dealing with, High Country Pest Control will take care of it quickly and with excellence. High Country Pest Control is the company to contact for quality pest control delivered with pride. Call us now!


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