These insects are about 1 inch long, reddish brown in color, and have distinctive pincers at the end of their abdomen. They are commonly found in large groups under debris, rocks, and flower pots around the outside of houses. Indoors they may occur in kitchens and bathrooms, but also other rooms in the house. 


 Removing as much of their preferred harborage (under flower pots or other flat objects) around the house will reduce outdoor populations. Sealing door thresholds and around windows may also be helpful. An aerosol insecticide will control earwigs that remain indoors. 

McWhorter Pest Control

Serving the Greater Bakersfield Area