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Ear Wigs!

 
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How to I organically get rid of ear wigs?
I have tried rolled up were newspaper but they don't go in they like eating the hell out of my plants!
 
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They are probably the number 1 aphid predator. You sure you want to get rid of them?
 
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Yes this year we have more lady bugs then I've ever seen here
Even if its just something to keep them away would be good but it has to be organic no chemicals
 
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The lady bugs will pick up the slack by having less earwigs. Lady bugs love aphids too!
 
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I had this problem many years ago. Please read through this thread..... Hope this helps.

https://permies.com/t/68269/Severe-earwig-infestation
 
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  Can anyone offer any alternate solutions for earwigs found indoors?

... we have dogs, and the 'rolled up wet newspaper" solution only seems to become a super enticing pre-dampened chew toy!

  Just waiting to be discovered by a few 'nosy'
wrinkled-up and
pre-dampened adventerous noses!

...any sugguestions?

 I'd love to learn what draws them to here in the first place!


...As this is our first outbreak on these grounds in 10 years of living here, earwigs were few and far between so something must have changed...

All of your input here shall be greatly appreciated!

These but-pincher things are driving my 87 year-old Mother/ co-habitant,
along with MY Better half and all our beautiful progressions into an ear-plugging FRENZY PLEASE HELP!
 
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The can with a bit of tuna oil sounds good but I realize I don't ned to kill all of them as I want nature to remain in harmony. It's the young plants they destroy so much so I'll try it every time I have new sound shoots of whatever I've planted.
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