Earwig Control and Removal in Central Ontario

At Dave’s Quality Pest Control, we know the damage that earwigs and other pests can cause to your home, business and personal health. Although they won’t literally lay eggs inside your ear, evidence of earwigs should not be ignored! 

If you live in the Kawarthas or the surrounding region, call Dave’s to get rid of this nuisance before it leads to greater trouble.

Earwig Home Remedies Do Not Work

Although there are many oversimplified remedies suggested online to properly deal with earwigs, they don’t work!. Call Dave’s to put an end to this problem before it gains traction and before they lay their eggs.

If you detect earwigs, or any other pest beginning to take hold, call Dave’s Quality Pest Control immediately for a quote before your situation gets more serious.


In medieval England, the term “earwig” was coined when people thought that these pests sought out the human ear to nestle in. Around the same time, the French nicknamed them “ear piercers” due to their prickly appearing appendages. They are sometimes referred to as Pincher bugs today.
Although they can be found in almost any climate, earwigs are drawn to warm, humid places. These nocturnal and fast-moving creatures can scatter quickly and hide away during the day time hours. Wood that is old and moist and other dark damp places are common places to find earwigs. Musty basements and wood piles are also natural habitats. The pincers on Earwigs are important identifiers of gender. The males have longer and curved appendages to defend themselves or attack prey. During the day, earwigs like to hide in cool, dark, moist places. They crawl under stones, into garden rubbish, in tubular legs of garden furniture, wooden fences, hollow aluminium doors, and in other cracks and crevices. Earwigs come out of hiding at dusk to begin foraging. While decaying organic matter forms the largest part of their diet, they also feed on the tender shoots, leaves and blossoms of such flowering plants as marigolds, roses, carnations, clematis, dahlias, zinnias, gladioli, chrysanthemums and asters. They can chew on garden vegetables such as lettuce, celery, potatoes, beans, carrots, and sweet corn. Earwigs are also carnivorous, eating other small insects and sometimes even each other. In search of food and shelter, they crawl over the ground, climb houses, fences and trees, and usually begin to infiltrate homes in June or July. What is particularly objectionable is to find these insects among foodstuffs, clothes and occasionally between bed covers.