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The Answers To Worcester’s Most Asked Earwig Questions

DATE POSTED: May 5, 2021

Although earwigs do not enter into people’s ears and burrow down into their brains, that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous in other ways. For instance, earwigs do have pincers, and they are capable of pinching with them. However, their pinches aren’t all that powerful and they rarely break the skin.

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How Dangerous Are Earwigs In Worcester?

DATE POSTED: June 19, 2020

Not only did they believe earwigs got into ears, they believed they could get to people’s brains and cause death. Thank goodness this has been long proven to be incorrect. The question is, how dangerous are earwigs really? Can they kill you, or are they no more than a harmless household pest?

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The Secret About Portland Earwigs

DATE POSTED: March 23, 2020

Are you finding brown insects with scary-looking pincers inside your Portland home? Are you already aware that those creepy bugs are called earwigs? If so, you may have heard the myths about earwigs. But you don't have too much to worry about with earwigs. 

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What Are These Big Black Bugs Around My Yard?

DATE POSTED: March 21, 2019

If you are noticing big black bugs around your yard, there’s a good chance they could be earwigs. Earwigs are a common nuisance pest and are easily identifiable by their pincers. While they are relatively harmless to humans, they can be an indication of other pest problems and are unsightly and unwelcome.

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What Are Earwigs Looking For?

DATE POSTED: May 22, 2017

Before the invention of the internet, we had to rely on campfire stories to spread urban legends. Many of us remember muggy summer nights camping in the backyard doing our very best to scare our friends with tales that may or may not have been handed down from our own parents as the gospel truth. One such story that sticks with me is the myth about the earwig. Back in the day, many folks would…

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