I don’t know about you but I find at least 5 earwigs (aka Pincher Bugs) every day. They seem to love wandering around our bathrooms and hallway. While they typically don’t bother us, I have been pinched on occasion and wowzers! They sure are strong little buggers.
I get that earwigs can be useful in the garden preying on decaying matter and other insect larvae. But in reality, they tend to do more harm than good. Ever bite into an apple and have an earwig pop out at you?
I typically leave the outdoor earwigs alone, mostly because I can never find them. But once they make their way indoors, I really want them out. We are not an earwig Travelodge.
I knew that Diatomaceous earth would be my all-natural go-to for earwig control as it coats their exoskeleton and dehydrates them to the point of death. But during the rainy season, it is pretty pointless sprinkling it around the exterior of our home to keep them from finding their way in alive. I do sprinkle a little bit in the corners of our rooms (for ant control and spider control as well) but I definitely was looking to do more. I can’t cover all my floor surfaces with Diatamaceous earth.
How about we make those earwigs a “pool of death” AKA a DIY trap to get rid of earwigs for good.
You think I am kidding? Nope. This little death trap works wonders. Here is how to make it.
And there you have it! A couple of simple solutions to those little earwigs. Let me know if you try my recipe and how it worked for you!
Be sure to check out all my other great natural pest control posts as well. I will teach you how to get rid of ants, keep mosquitoes at bay, stop slugs from nibbling your garden, keep moths out of your pantry and closets, prevent a spider invasion and more!