Earwigs are a common pest in most parts of the United States. They’re easy to identify and are mostly known for their telltale pincers on the bottom of their abdomen.
Earwigs on found on every continent except for Antarctica and are very common in the United States.
Earwigs pose little danger to humans and pets, but are known to be a moderate agricultural nuisance.
Earwigs are fairly simple to remove and are unlikely to exist in major numbers inside homes. Outdoors, however, is a different story. As with many other pests, they’re drawn to moist, dark spaces, and are largely nocturnal so many infestations go unnoticed.