1. Do earwigs crawl on you?
The earwig gets its skin-crawling name from long-standing myths claiming the insect can climb inside a person’s ear and either live there or feed on their brain.
2. What attracts earwigs in your house?
Earwigs are active at night and are attracted to bright outdoor lights, so they often enter homes around doors and windows, or foundation openings.
3. What are earwigs a sign of?
Earwigs can be a sign that there is water damage in your home. This could be caused by a broken gutter system.
4. Do earwigs only come out at night?
Earwigs are active at night. During the day they hide in cracks in damp areas. They live under rocks and logs and in mulch in flower beds.
5. Do earwigs carry disease?
Earwigs are fairly abundant and are found in many areas around the world. There is no evidence that they transmit diseases to humans or other animals.