Active at night. Feed on a variety of green plants and decaying organic matter such as mulch.
Live outdoors in gardens, mulch, compost piles, etc. May migrate indoors during dry weather or when populations explode.
Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into peoples ears and their ‘pinchers’ are harmless and only used for mating.
Seal entry points in buildings. Keep compost piles away from building.