Earwig

Earwig

Earwig-Dermaptera

Color-Dark brown  /   Legs-Six    /   Shape-Long, narrow  /    Size-1 inch   /    Antennae-Yes   /   Flying-No

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The long clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig.  Earwigs hide during the day and feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night.  These insects live together in the Calgary area in large numbers. They can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.  An Earwig’s menacing appearance and their tendency to cluster in large numbers can be alarming to a homeowner.