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Most earwigs are flattened with an elongated body generally 7–50 millimetres in long. A pinch from an earwig can hurt.Be aware that earwigs live in the ground and they can come in contact with harmful bacteria. If you have an open wound that is exposed to earwigs make sure to apply anti-bacterial cream.
If you have holes that have been formed by wood-destroying organisms earwigs will use those holes to enter your home. And, if your home is being damaged by water overflow from a broken or obstructed gutter system, earwigs will take advantage of this as well.
Earwigs are usually found indoors in cracks and crevices near moisture, such as in house plants, in stacked newspapers, under carpeting that gets wet, in under-sink cabinets or around baseboards in kitchens and bathrooms.
The most common type of earwig that people of U.S spot in their homes.The forceps of male earwigs in this species are long and curved as compared to those of the female. The forceps are used for protection and mating.
Striped Earwigs are identified by their light tan color and their modified forceps. They are called striped earwigs because they have two, dark, longitudinal stripes across their length
Red-legged Earwigs are identified by the brown bands on their yellow legs. It is not native to North America but is very commonly seen in the southern region of the U.S. Red-legged earwigs are dominant in Florida.