Written in English
|Other titles||European Earwig : Control.|
|Series||Publication (Canada. Agriculture Canada) -- 1097|
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jones, D.W. European earwig and its control. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Webb, Ralph E. European earwig. [Washington, D.C.]: Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Earwig pest control Earwigs can be unpleasant to find in the home and a problem to plant life in the garden. If you come across a few, there are more than a few methods that can help get rid of earwigs. Making a trap that consists of oil and soy sauce can be Author: The Family Handyman. Earwigs are slender insects that get their name from the old European myth that they crawl into people’s ears and tunnel into their brains while they are sleeping. While this superstition has no scientific backing, the pincers located on the back of an earwig’s abdomen are quite frightening to many people.
Earwig Control and Recommendations. Removing earwig habitats is very important to the control of all insects, including earwigs. As they are attracted to lights, it might help to reduce some of the lighting outside at night. Most insecticide treatment should be done outside with application around the building foundation, flower beds, mulch. You can control earwigs without using harsh chemicals. Earwig Traps Make your own earwig traps. Tightly roll damp newspaper, securing it with rubber bands, twist ties, clothespins or other suitable means. In the evening place the roll in the area that you have seen the earwigs. They are attracted to dampness and will enter the newspaper only to. Some of the users have shared their successful experience in earwig control with the help of diatomaceous earth. They highlight that the product is great for pet owners because, unlike chemicals, it is absolutely harmless for the animals. Earwigs can be both a beneficial insect and a garden pest. Learn how to control an overpopulation by killing earwigs using traps and preventing .
The European earwig (Forficula auricularia) is native to Europe but was introduced to Seattle in the United States in about From there, it spread to other parts of the country and into British Columbia in Canada. Though there are other earwigs in North America, the European earwig is one of the most abundant species and is most likely to damage gardens. Forficula auricularia, the common earwig or European earwig, is an omnivorous insect in the family European earwig survives in a variety of environments and is a common household insect in North America. The name earwig comes from the appearance of the hindwings, which are unique and distinctive among insects, and resemble a human ear when unfolded; the species name of Family: Forficulidae. Canola and some legume crops are particularly susceptible to damage. European earwig control options are limited in broadacre crops, especially chemical control. There are no known natural enemies which can effectively control the European earwig in Australia. Soil tillage may help suppress earwig numbers and disrupt breeding sites. The conclusion: The European earwig is an underappreciated biological control agent and likely a beneficial insect in most apple orchards. Menacing Pest. European earwigs are commonly found on damaged apples, but the question arises: Did earwigs cause the damage, or are they merely sheltering in existing damage because of their preference to.