What are Earwigs?

Earwigs have an elongated reddish-brown body with pincer-like appendages extending from the back end. Though the pincers look menacing, the good news is they are not powerful enough to cause harm to people.

Earwigs are unique-looking insects that many people are frightened of because of the old wive’s tale associated with them. It was once thought that earwigs move into people’s ears to bore holes into our brains to lay their eggs.

Though stranger things have happened, earwigs are not seeking out people to lay their eggs; they actually lay their eggs in damp soil. In addition to the story about these insects, their appearance also frightens many people.

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