Orange County Earwigs and Silverfish
Have you been noticing some nocturnal insect activity in or around your house at night? You might have a problem with earwigs or silverfish which are two common insects here in Orange County. Read on to find out how to control these insects.
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Measuring in at about 5/8ths of an inch, earwigs are a dark brown insect that are pretty easily identified by their large pincers on their backside. Earwigs live in soil, prefer moist areas to live, are nocturnal, and feed on organic substances like plants, crops, and other debris. During the day, earwigs like to hide under mulch, rocks, leaves, and sidewalks. Since earwigs can make up to 60 eggs in a season and can enter your home through the foundation, professional treatment and exterminators should be considered when dealing with an earwig infestation.
To control an earwig infestation, a variety of prevention techniques can be put into place. Most important is to eliminate earwig habitat. Remove all sources of moisture in your area such as rocks, boards, and debris on the ground. Crawl spaces, gutters, and faucets are areas to keep clean so earwigs stay clear around your foundation. Seal all cracks and crevices in your doors, windows, and walls and keep your landscaping clean and keep a dry border around your house to prevent earwigs from gaining access to the foundation.
If dealing with an intense earwig infestation and the above is not feasible for you to preform yourself, call Preferred Pest Control exterminators who will exterminate earwig populations through habitat control, landscaping recommendations, and extermination through baits and insecticides.
Silverfish are also nocturnal insects and they measure about half an inch to a full inch. As you can probably guess, silverfish get their name from their silvery grey/blue color and the fish-like way they move. Silverfish eat carbohydrates like sugar/starches and like earwigs, live in dark moist areas. In homes, silverfish will be found in basements, attics, bathrooms, and kitchens — any place where there is likely to be moisture. Silverfish can survive on a variety of substances like cloth, carpet, hair, paper, and dead insects among other things and can live more about 1 year without eating anything.
To control silverfish, eliminating their habitat by controlling moisture is very important. Since silverfish love humidity, introducing a dehumidifier in areas of your home can be useful to ventilate attics and closed rooms. Clean your home by vacuuming carefully and sweeping floors, and keep your kitchen/pantry clean by sealing all food in air-tight containers to eliminate silverfish food sources. Silverfish respond nicely to insecticides and will die on contact to certain toxins so if you find yourself with a silverfish infestation, contact our professional exterminators at Preferred Pest Control and we will inspect your home or business, recommend moisture control techniques, and use insecticides to exterminate silverfish and leave your place silverfish free!
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