Earwigs love to live in organic matter found around our homes. They can come inside via small cracks and openings in doors and windows. There are more than twenty species of earwigs in the United States and they are typically brown in color. Their most notable features are the pincers located on the backs of their bodies.
They are most damaging to plants and crops, especially species that seek out seedlings in the dirt. They can pinch with their pincers, which can irritate the skin, but they do not transmit venom or diseases.
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