Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Getting Rid of Earwigs or Not. It's up to you.
I've noticed that it's the season for earwigs in the garden. They hop aboard your pant legs and come into the house. Yuck! So .... if you'd like to get rid of them in the garden there is an easy non-toxic way, and you won't have "friends" visiting indoors. They have a useful purpose outside, but I certainly don't like them in my home.
Looking at them you may say to yourself that you find it impossible to believe that they actually have a big job to do in the great outdoors. They like to feed on plants and don't really care what kind, but they do love weeds. They eat the weeds, and they bless us by eating the seeds of the weeds. Another purpose that gardeners will appreciate is their mulching capabilities that enhance the soil, making it even more ideal for planting.