What are Pincher Bugs?
Pincher bugs are also known as earwigs. The freaky think about pincher bugs is that they have a long pair of what looks like pinchers on their tail and they can pinch. They are also known to group or cluster in larger numbers which makes them look more menacing than they are.
Pincher Bugs as Pests
You often find pincher bugs around most homes and some businesses. They are generally and outdoor pest that eats decaying vegetation, which makes them right at home in gardens. Pincher bugs will also make their way into homes and businesses. They prefer moist areas with plenty of vegetation and will make their way to houseplants, bathrooms, and other areas of the house where water is plentiful.
Basically Harmless, Despite Folklore
Earwigs, like other smaller insects may crawl into an ear but they are otherwise harmless aside from the very mild pinch they may issue. A lot of people fear pincher bugs because they have heard that old story about them crawling into ears and eating the brain. This is 100% folklore and apparently a pretty good story to have survived for generations.
Pest Control Options for Pincher Bugs
One of the best things you can do yourself is just to make sure your yard is clean and free of clutter, like fall leaves or lumber. Pincher bugs have natural enemies such a birds and lizards. Make it harder for them to hide by removing all of the clutter from your yard.
You can also give our professionals a call and we can set up a pest management program that targets earwigs. We offer safe and comprehensive programs that effectively deal with pests around your home or business. We provide many levels of services throughout the Bryan and College Station Communities.