Earwigs range in color from reddish brown to dark brown. They are about 1” long. They are distinguished by the cerci (pincer-like object) that extends from their abdomen. Earwigs feed on other insects, fruits, plants, and vegetables. Earwigs live in colonies under mulch, bushes, plants, and other objects. They find their way into the home through cracks and holes. Elimination of earwigs’ habitat near your home is not always possible, or reasonable. Treatment around the exterior of your home is typically necessary to help control these pests.