Bug Basics: Could Earwigs Crawl in Your Ear?

Do your ears hang low, do you wonder now and then, if earwigs will enter through your ear, and then move in?

Many myths exist in the pest world, including the eerie thought that earwigs can enter in your ear and invade your brain.

But could earwigs crawl in your ear? Well, lend us your ears, and we’ll tell you.

Creepy as they may look, earwigs will not go zombie on you and begin to eat your brain. Go ahead and cancel that aspect of the zombie apocalypse. 🙂

Rather than feasting on your cerebral cortex, earwigs would much rather eat leaves, flowers, fruits, mold, and insects.

These pesky pinchers enter into your home via cracks and crevices on the outside of your house. They usually harbor under piles of lawn debris, mulch, or in tree holes.

Rest at ease, because your brain is safe. But make sure to seal up the cracks and crevices on your home to keep earwigs–and many other pests–outside.

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