Wednesday, August 12, 2015


            Earwigs…… People conjure up all manner of grizzly thoughts.

            First myth to dispel is that they don’t wear wigs, nor did they inspire coiffures in days of old to design wigs for the human ear based on their anatomy.

            Second, your ear is not their first choice in room accommodations; in fact they are rarely found in the house at all. For them romance is always a couple’s only outdoor activity, but the entire colony joins up for a day light hours sleepover as the sun comes up.

            Earwigs will strip Salvia, Marigolds, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beans, etc... just about anything that has leaves. Trouble is you never see them when you’re up; for when you’re up, they’re asleep. But, this is good; since they are all bunched up you can get them all if you can find their nest.

            Their nest will typically be between two wooden or paper objects. Get your can of bug spray ready as you open every potential domicile. You’ll know it when you see it. for they will pour out (fall out) as you remove their support structure. Once open, just blast away.

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