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May 10, 2018 4:27 PM CST
San Diego
For some reason this year my backyard has been infested with a bunch of earwigs, there eating my sunflowers, avocado leaves & orange leaves, what can I do to get them from eating my plants
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May 10, 2018 5:23 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
I use Bug-B-Gone granules.
For organic 'control' method, some pieces of old hose on ground overnight. In early morning, pick up hose's, and shake earwigs into some soapy water. It may take several days.
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May 10, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Philip, that's great! Love it. Smiling
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May 10, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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I never realized that earwigs were bad pests. That answers a lot of questions!!

Mindi
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May 10, 2018 8:29 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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They bite plants off right at soil level. Grumbling
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May 10, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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Ok then. Going to Orchards for some things and earwig killer. I'm planning on planting Zinnias and I have looked forward to this for awhile. Iam not going to have pincher bugs eat them!!

😀

Do they really pinch?

Mindi
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May 11, 2018 5:51 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I don't know if they actually pinch, they look sort of soft. But I find them so creepy looking I cannot bear to let one try it.
If you loved me half as much as I love you, you wouldn't worry me half as much as you do...
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May 11, 2018 6:14 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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They do pinch, they loved my peony's, so what I would do, after cutting them I would dunk the flowers in a pail of water to drown the pesky things. They love dampness so watch if you lay a wet towel down Angry
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May 11, 2018 6:29 AM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
I found a lot while I was weeding. They creep me out so I would just scoop them and some soil and fling them away. I want to take care of them before I plant seeds
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May 11, 2018 6:58 AM CST

This is a great recipe to bait ear wigs:
Small plastic cups
Big bottle of cooking oil
Big bottle of soy sause
Big bottle of syrup
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I buy the cheapest of these products
Then hide the cups around the garden and in places the earwigs hang.
Put about 1.5 oz of each in the cup
Empty the cups and refill as ness.
I find if you do this at the first sighting of them it will help control the population.
How it works:
Sweet attracts , oil makes it so they can't climb out and the soy kills them
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May 11, 2018 7:12 AM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
Ticks,

First of all welcome!! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

And thank you for the earwig death recipe!!! Lol 😆

😀

Mindi
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May 11, 2018 8:04 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Ticia : WOW ! 😮 I've never heard that one. Thank you 👍👍
😎😎😎
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May 11, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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earwig teriyaki Blinking Sticking tongue out Sticking tongue out Hilarious!
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May 11, 2018 8:52 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Sally 🤔🤔🤔
Now I see !🕵️!!! Why they call it bug juice.
Hurray! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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