Earwigs are from the insect order Dermaptera and have forcep-like pincers at the end of their abdomen called cerci. Contrary to what their name might suggest, Earwigs and their behavior and habitat have nothing to do with the human ear. Their name is commonly believed to come from their unfolded wings resembling the shape of a human ear. Indeed they do have wings, although they usually lack the ability to fly. In most cases you are likely to find these pests near damp and dark areas, protected from direct sunlight. They often come indoors when they are looking for more comfortable conditions and can number in the hundreds hiding in towels, clothing, and blankets in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Eventually you can find them crawling on walls, tables, and furniture. Luckily, Natura’s service technicians are fully prepared to protect your home from these unwanted pests. Call today to schedule an appointment!