People aren’t often familiar with what an Earwig is until they see one. Earwigs are primarily nocturnal, feeding at night. They are scavengers, eating primarily dead insects and decomposing plant materials. During the day, earwigs will seek shelter under organic matter such as mulch, pine straw, leaf litter, and other debris. They prefer dark and damp areas like under sidewalks, and stones. They’re problematic because they like to eat live plants. They are often found inside homes and can get in through entry points like doors and windows, and by going up the foundation. Their populations build up around foundations, where they produce large populations rather quickly and are often a major problem in new subdivisions. If you have an unusual number of Earwigs, we can help.