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Pest Library: Earwigs

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Adult earwigs are about 5/8 of an inch in length, dark brown in color, and have yellowish-brown legs. They also have pincer-like appendages at the end of their bodies.

The female will lay her eggs in a shallow depression in a rock or stone and she will also protect them.

The nymphs look much like the adults, only smaller and will go through four molts in about 70 days before becoming adults.

Earwigs are outdoor insects that migrate inside in the fall and prefer damp areas in cracks, under tubs or other cavities.

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