Earwigs invade homes since they are attracted to water. Our earwig treatment creates an effective barrier to keep them out.

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Our Earwig Control Removes Scary Looking Earwigs For Good

When you spot dark brown insects with pincers in your home, it’s time to book Terminix Canada earwig control. Intimidating looking pests that use six legs for speedy movement, earwig infestations occur when high levels of moisture are in your home.

Attracted to water in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, earwigs gain their name from the European myth that they crawl into people’s ears while sleeping. While this is unproven, chances are that earwig removal is your number one priority. Difficult to catch since they are nocturnal and quickly scurry away when discovered, Terminix Canada earwig control is the best way to get rid of earwigs dwelling in your space.

Our earwig control professionals respond to earwig infestations quickly and efficiently. You can find earwig killers on supermarket shelves but these are stopgap solutions that aren’t half as effective as Terminix Canada earwig treatment. Backed by over 90 years of experience, our earwig exterminators will put their industry-leading tools to work so you can prevent earwig infestations and rest comfortably again.

Earwigs In Canada


Size: 5 to 16 mm long.

Colour: Dark brown to black with pale yellow-brown legs.

Behaviour: Earwigs live outdoors and feed on plant material. Highly active at night, they hide during daytime. When indoors, earwigs are commonly discovered in cracks and crevices, and under furniture and carpeting. Earwigs use their pincers to protect themselves from other insects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although earwig infestations are rare, they still occur. Effective earwig control involves dehumidifying moist areas of your home such as damp basements. Removing moist harbourages like woodpiles, landscape timbers and mulch is also beneficial in deterring earwigs.

A nocturnal pest that is evasive and fast, the best way to get rid of earwigs is Terminix Canada. We’ve helped homeowners with tasks like earwig removal for over 90 years, succeeding where many fail with their ineffective, short-term earwig killers.

The core season for treating earwigs usually takes place over four months, from May to August.

Their distinctive pincer makes earwigs look dangerous but in reality, they’re virtually harmless. Earwigs don’t bite humans but they can pinch with minor pain. Ultimately, earwigs cause more nuisance than destruction. When they feel threatened, earwigs release a foul odour but the popular myth about crawling into ears is unproven.

Earwigs invade homes since they are attracted to water. Constantly searching for water sources inside your space, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms are often earwigs’ hiding places. Crawling indoors via cracks, gaps and crevices that lead into a structure, poorly sealed windows and doors are a common gateway.

Elsewhere, earwigs can be unknowingly transported indoors too. Since they harbour in moist areas, things like wet boxes in garages are breeding grounds for an earwig infestation.

Above all, effective earwig control involves many factors. Firstly, sealing any structural entryway with silicone caulk creates a strong barrier. Removing moist harbourages and trimming overhanging vegetation beside your property can block off gateways into your home. Since earwigs are attracted to light, did you know that adjusting outdoor lighting so it shines away from your home can help too? Dehumidifying moist areas of your home and ensuring gutters and downspouts drain away from your foundation can also help deter fast moving earwigs.

For a proper earwig control solution, call Terminix Canada. We’ll use safe chemical earwig treatment around your home including the foundation, around doorframes, around lower windows, and along baseboards.

How Terminix Canada Earwig Control Works

Earwig Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for earwigs, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.

Earwig Defence

We’ll treat the interior and exterior of your home, targeting the earwigs you see and the ones you don’t. Outside, we’ll establish an effective perimeter around your property.

Earwig Monitoring

During ongoing service treatments, we’ll come back to treat outside your home, fortifying the perimeter to keep you protected. Our custom earwig treatments adapt with the seasons to address seasonal earwig activity in your area. This way, you’re protected all year long.

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