The earwigs are small insects, but because of their aggressive appearance due to the presence of a pair of pliers in the back of their abdomen, they have created a reputation for scary insects. Thus, many people fear these insects being fed by the false myth that they fall into the human ear during sleep and break the eardrum to lay their eggs in his brain. In fact, the earwigs use their pocket pair for defensive purposes in order to defend themselves against their parents or to cling to rivals of the same species. However, there are becoming a serious problem for your garden so read this article to learn how to get rid of earwigs.
Earwigs usually live in large communities, researchers finding that a pheromone type secreted by them puts them together in large numbers, and so they can be considered pests that can cause damage to various cultures, many of which are of economic value: cabbage, celery, cauliflower, green lettuce, potatoes, beets, cucumbers, apples, pears, peaches, and plums. The ear buds will consume both leaves of these plants and fruits causing aesthetic damage, leaving holes of approximately 3-11 mm in diameter.
How to get rid of earwigs?
To get rid of earwigs infections and avoid the damage they cause, here are some natural methods you can use:
Mount traps against earwigs
Pull the tabs to traps mounted in certain areas of your garden. Such traps can be among the most diverse. We offer you some variants, but it is the imagination of each trap making that best matches the aesthetic needs of your garden.
Leave a bamboo stem or even a garden hose pre-soaked in the garden. Check out these “traps” every day, and if stitches are gathered inside them, immerse them in a bucket of water and soap.
Another trap that works pretty well is trapping into the ground. Mix in equal parts soy sauce with olive oil and place the solution in a small container with a lid. Drill the lid, making holes large enough to get through a tab. Then place the container in a hole in the ground, taking care that only the holes remain on the ground. Soy sauce will draw the ear buds and the olive olives in the mixture will prevent them from coming to the surface. Check the trap and replace the mixture if necessary.
Use a shoe box as a snare trap. Drill the outer sides of the box as close to the base as possible. Put a thin layer of oatmeal or bran in the box, cover it with the lid and then place it close to the house to catch the ears that move freely.
Encourage the presence of predators in your yard or garden
A good measure to keep in control and reduce the population of ear buds on your property is to encourage natural predator predators such as frogs or birds as close as possible to the dwelling. This requires you to make your property as attractive as possible, both in terms of food sources and shelter opportunities. Thus, you can attract frogs by allowing controlled growth of wild plants in the yard. You can also make a path of bricks, and plant plants on both sides to create a shaded place for them. As for birds, you can plant seeders in the trees on your property or as much closer to it, or you can fit houses to shelter.
Use the vacuum cleaner
Large poplar populations can be removed with a vacuum cleaner. If you have found the place where a large colony of hooks is hiding, the most effective way to get rid of them is to suck them. Make sure that before you start the vacuum cleaner, limit the area so that they do not scatter everywhere as soon as you disturb the shelter because the ear has an incredible skill of disappearing. Once you have sucked in the ear, the bag full of ears should be sealed well and thrown away as quickly as possible from the house. Also, do not hesitate to aspire and the white spots in that area, as they could be egg eggs.
Use boric acid
Boric acid is a natural insecticide that is successfully used against many types of insects, including against the ear, especially because it is not dangerous for humans or animals. Due to the fact that this insecticide is in the form of powder and is effective only when the insects come in direct contact with the boron dust has a limited area of action, more for internal use. It can be used in areas that are hard to reach and free from dampness, such as in cracks and cracks in walls or in the foundation, plinth, etc.
Earwigs produce spikes at night at the top of the plant from your garden. If you have areas of the household infested with earwigs, here’s how you solve the problem:
1. Make a solution of 60 ml of water and dishwashing liquid, 125 ml of antibacterial mouthwash and 100 ml of water. Spray over the area where the ears are located. You will see how they disappear.
3. Another solution is to place newspapers rolled into the infested places with earwigs.
4. As the earwigs look for hollow places, they will go into the rolls of newspapers.
5. Roll the rolls away from the house.
6. To avoid their spreading, do not forget the clothes, tents or other textiles on fences, branches of trees, etc., thus creating a favorable propagation environment.
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