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Earwig Facts

Adult earwigs are .59 to .79 inches long, and typically dark brown to black in color with a red head and pale yellow-brown legs. The body is elongated and flattened. Read on for more earwig facts

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Scientific Name

Forficula Auriculana


The female lays several batches of approximately 50 eggs in nest-like shallow depressions beneath boards or stones.


Earwigs generally live outdoors and feed on plant material. They are highly active at night and hide during the day under any cloak of concealment. Other interesting earwig facts include: Earwigs are outdoor insects that become household pests when they invade structures, usually in the fall or at night. Indoors, they can be found in cracks and crevices, and under furniture and carpeting.

How to Get Rid of Earwigs

Need to know how to get rid of earwigs in house? Earwig control and prevention begins outdoors by removing moist harbourages such as wood piles, landscape timbers, mulch, etc. Since it is difficult to control earwigs, it is recommended that you contact your pest control company to learn more about how to get rid of earwigs.

Pillbugs / Sowbug Facts

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Pillbug and sow bug facts: Sowbugs and pillbugs are dark grey in color and measure between 1/4 to 5/8 inches long. Other interesting pillbug and sow bug facts include: These humpbacked, oval crustaceans appear to be covered with segmented armour. Pillbugs can be distinguished from sowbugs through the pillbugs’ ability to roll up into a ball when alarmed.



Scientific Name

Armadillidum vulgare
Porcellio laevis Koch


Female sowbugs and pillbugs carry their eggs in a brood pouch where their young hatch after 45 days. There are 24-28 eggs in each brood; one to three broods are produced each year.


Pillbugs and sowbugs are found in moist areas so they can feed on organic matter. They are commonly found outdoors under stones and plant materials. They frequently invade basements and crawlspaces. They do not cause damage, but still are considered a great nuisance.

How to Get Rid of Pillbugs and Sowbugs

Wondering how to get rid of pillbugs and sowbugs? For effective control, it is beneficial to reduce moist environments by removing any piles of organic matter, wood, and any other materials that can create harbourage areas. You can also contact Terminix Canada’ Ontario branch to learn more about how to get rid of pillbugs and sowbugs.

Silverfish Infestation Facts

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Silverfish are primitive, wingless insects that are half an inch to one inch long when fully grown. They are flat, somewhat “carrot” shaped, and covered with silvery scales.



Scientific Name

Lepisma saccharina


The female silverfish lays one to three eggs per day in concealed crevices or beneath objects, which will hatch in about 43 days. The young silverfish look exactly like the adults, except smaller. These insects have longevity, commonly living a minimum of three years.


Silverfish can be found anywhere throughout a structure, from the basement, to individual floors, to attics, to shingles on the roof. They readily feed on books, cloth, and sometimes dried meats or dead insects.

How to Get Rid of Silverfish

Need to know how to get rid of silverfish? For effective silverfish control, it is beneficial to reduce any areas of concentrated moisture. Lowering the temperature and removing any infested items can help eliminate a localized silverfish infestation. Sanitation is always helpful, but may not greatly reduce the silverfish infestation. Silverfish control is easily accomplished with thorough applications of baits and/or residual insecticide sprays or dusts. And of course, you can always contact Terminix Canada to learn more about how to get rid of silverfish.

Need help withPest Control or Extermination?

From earwigs to pillbugs to silverfish, Terminix Canada can take care of any pest infestation in your home or on your property. We can identify the pests plaguing you and create a customized plan to control and remove the infestation. Contact us today to put those creepy-crawlies on notice!

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