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.
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.