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Tulsa Earwig Extermination

Life is too short to live with bugs. 

We specialize in eradicating Earwigs in Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Earwigs are common intruders that live in damp areas of your home. Immediate action is recommended.

Understanding the Behavior of Earwigs

You need to understand the behavior of earwigs in order to effectively exterminate them in Tulsa. Earwigs are nocturnal insects that are attracted to moist and dark environments. They are commonly found in gardens, under rocks, and in decaying organic matter. Earwigs are known for their pincer-like appendages on their abdomen, which they use for defense and capturing prey.

During the day, earwigs seek shelter in dark and damp areas, such as cracks in the soil or under debris. They are most active at night, when they come out to feed on small insects, plants, and organic matter. Understanding their behavior patterns and preferred habitats can help in devising effective strategies for extermination.

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Identifying Earwig Infestations

Spotting an infestation of these pests can be easily done by looking for small, dark insects with long pinchers scurrying around your home. Earwigs are nocturnal creatures, so you may not see them during the day, but if you turn on the lights at night, you may notice them crawling on your walls, floors, or ceilings.

They are attracted to moisture, so check your bathroom, kitchen, and basement for signs of their presence. Another indication of an earwig infestation is finding their eggs. These eggs are small, white, and oval-shaped, and they are usually laid in damp areas such as under mulch, in flower beds, or in potted plants. If you come across these eggs, it is a clear sign that you have an earwig infestation.

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Implementing Effective Earwig Control Methods

Implementing effective methods to control earwig infestations can help protect your home from further damage caused by these nocturnal pests. One of the first steps in controlling earwigs is to identify their hiding places and breeding grounds.

Earwigs are attracted to damp and dark areas, so it is important to eliminate any moisture sources in and around your house. This can be done by fixing leaky pipes, ensuring proper drainage, and removing any standing water. Additionally, sealing cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and walls can prevent earwigs from entering and nesting inside.

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Earwig Extermination & Prevention

These long, narrow nocturnal feeders thrive in dark, damp environments. They are fast moving and will scatter when disturbed or when a light shines on them. These pests, while not technically a danger to humans, will cause a lot of damage to your garden, despite the fact that they prey on aphids. They’ll destroy plants, seedlings, flower petals, soft fruits, and corn silks. So, if you are an avid gardener, you will want to stop the spread of earwigs quickly.

Let Nature Guard help you control the earwig population in your yard — key to having a successful harvest this year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can earwigs fly?

No, earwigs cannot fly. While they have wings, they are not developed enough for flight. Earwigs primarily use their wings for balance and to protect their hind wings, which they use for short gliding distances.

How long do earwigs live?

Earwigs typically live for about one year. They go through several stages of development, starting as eggs and eventually becoming adults. They are nocturnal insects that prefer dark and damp environments.

What attracts earwigs to homes?

Earwigs are attracted to homes by moisture, darkness, and food sources such as decaying plant material. They seek out damp areas like basements, bathrooms, and kitchens, making them a common household pest.

Are earwigs harmful to humans?

No, earwigs are not harmful to humans. They are generally considered to be nuisance pests and do not pose a significant threat. However, they may pinch if they feel threatened.

Can earwigs cause damage to property?

Earwigs can cause damage to property, such as gardens and crops, as they feed on plants and can destroy foliage. It is important to take measures to prevent and control their presence.

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15:38 29 Jul 23
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23:49 28 Jul 23
I’ve had a fruit fly problem and could NOT figure out where they were coming from. The woman who answered the phone was so kind and asked me some questions like if I had any potatoes that weren’t in an airtight container or fruit sitting out. She was very thorough and gave some great advice but I had tried a lot of the things. She was incredibly helpful. They sent someone out THE SAME DAY to do a full inspection and see exactly what we were dealing with. He said they were for sure fruit flies and not drain flies which can be easily confused and when he couldn’t figure it out, he even took time to make some calls to make sure we exhausted all options. They ended up spraying and recommending we get rid of some plants. The next day I hardly saw any fruit flies. Definitely recommend them!
Sandra DaySandra Day
23:36 19 Jul 23
Austin was very nice and professional. This service works very well and we now have several dead insects outside our house. They do a very thorough job! We are signed up on their bronze plan which is very affordable. Their communication is outstanding and are very committed to making their customers happy.
Cathy KondraCathy Kondra
18:53 06 Jul 23
Just moved into a rental house and was in need of a pest control company. I called Nature Guard and they were able to get me started right away. The initial service was very detailed. The tech explained everything as he was going. We would absolutely recommend them. They will be coming out every two months. The ants are already much better!!! Thank you Nature Guard.
So glad we went with Nature Guard! Josh was great - super knowledgeable and courteous! We haven't lived in the area for super long but having a local and trustworthy company was important to us. Josh was both professional and personable and explained what he was doing and the products he was using. I was genuinely surprised at how thorough he was & I'm SO excited to live BUG FREE!!! And besides, who doesn't love a hot pink truck?!
Joy TearJoy Tear
00:37 18 Feb 23
I recommend this company for your pest control needs. They charge a reasonable fee to come by every two weeks to spray and remove all wasps nests, dirt dauber homes, and spider webs. They use a natural formula so I feel better about my impact on the environment. They always keep you updated on when your service is scheduled and they arrive timely. Recently they've given out sticky traps which are great for areas like the garage and attic. I noticed a dramatic decrease in the number of insects that have gotten inside in the last year I've been a customer. If you're looking for a quality company to help keep your home pest free I'm not sure you are going to do much better in the Bartlesville, OK area!
Adam SmalleyAdam Smalley
00:48 15 Dec 22
These guys have been servicing my home for over a year and they have always been fantastic. This particular visit the technician offered to put out a couple sticky traps in the garage as well because this time of year more things will try to come into my house. The forward thinking and proactive way this company works to keep problems from happening is why I will continue to utilize them in the future as well. Thank you guys for everything.
Pete SottnikPete Sottnik
00:39 11 Dec 22
I have Nature Guard come out every two months just to keep ahead of things. Dylan did a spectacular job. He was very personable and professional. He checked our glue traps and adjusted our outside treatments to work a bit differently. This is a great company and I’m happy with their services.
Lisa TothLisa Toth
20:28 01 Nov 22
First meeting Courtney at the very pink nature guard booth at 2022 Tulsa State Fair, I was impressed. Today I opened the door and these two gentlemen 2 gentlemen Wesley and Dylan were prepared, professional and thorough.I've never had anyone show up with a spider mop and a smile! They did an excellent job, friendly,polite, neat on time. Thanks
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23:39 29 Jul 22
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21:23 29 Jul 22
I have used Nature Guard for several years now, and have always had a good experience with them. They usually come out right away if I ever have pest issues in between treatments (which was wonderful when I discovered a wasp nest while mowing my backyard!). I very highly recommend them!!