LEARNING TO LIVE WITH EARWIGS- omnivorous, with a wide range of favorites: when there is nothing organic to break down and no insects to eat, they turn to plants, such as dahlia, rose, clematis, zinnia, coneflower and sunflower blooms, lettuce, beet and celery leaves, and also seedlings, including young bean plants, even the silk of corn.

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH EARWIGS- omnivorous, with a wide range of favorites: when there is nothing organic to break down and no insects to eat, they turn to plants, such as dahlia, rose, clematis, zinnia, coneflower and sunflower blooms, lettuce, beet and celery leaves, and also seedlings, including young bean plants, even the silk of corn.

Rose slug, a sawfly larva (Hymenoptera), and feeding damage on upper leaf surface of rose (Rosa) leaves

Rose slug, a sawfly larva (Hymenoptera), and feeding damage on upper leaf surface of rose (Rosa) leaves

Earwig Trap that really works... Earwigs have been destroying one of my potted plants. I searched for inexpensive ways to kill them and tried pouring soy sauce and olive oil in an empty plastic 4 oz fruit cup and left it in my plant. This morning I found 14 earwigs drowned in the mixture. Finally, I have something that will work!

Quick and Easy Earwig Trap

Earwig Trap that really works... Earwigs have been destroying one of my potted plants. I searched for inexpensive ways to kill them and tried pouring soy sauce and olive oil in an empty plastic 4 oz fruit cup and left it in my plant. This morning I found 14 earwigs drowned in the mixture. Finally, I have something that will work!

Although usually considered a beneficial insect in the garden, large populations of earwigs can result in significant damage to garden plants. Their presence in large numbers can also be a bit unsettling. Here are some ways to keep their population in check.

Controlling Earwigs

Although usually considered a beneficial insect in the garden, large populations of earwigs can result in significant damage to garden plants. Their presence in large numbers can also be a bit unsettling. Here are some ways to keep their population in check.

Use a damp rolled up newspaper, corrugated cardboard or a short piece of hose and place on the soil near plants just before dark. Earwigs will congregate inside and then be disposed of in the morning.

Use a damp rolled up newspaper, corrugated cardboard or a short piece of hose and place on the soil near plants just before dark. Earwigs will congregate inside and then be disposed of in the morning.

DIY Oorwormpot - Earwig pot - Earwigs are quite helpful.  They can protect fruit trees and roses against pests.

DIY Oorwormpot - Earwig pot - Earwigs are quite helpful. They can protect fruit trees and roses against pests.

mason bee in flower

mason bee in flower

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Keep your eyes peeled for these insects and spiders in your garden—they may be tiny but they’re doing big work.

Keep your eyes peeled for these insects and spiders in your garden—they may be tiny but they’re doing big work.

How to Design a Garden for Native Bees Create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also nurtures native bees — and helps other wildlife in the process

How to Design a Garden for Native Bees Create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also nurtures native bees — and helps other wildlife in the process

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