Zombies are real! I know so because I see them on TV! – Wheeler’s Pest Control

I know they are real because I am seeing them on TV every time my grandkids come over.They have a crazy fascination with these scary creatures just like I had in my day when the Frankenstein and Dracula movies first came out. (Man that really dates me).
But there is another creature, the earwig, which does exist and does eat your brain while you sleep according to myth. Now Wheeler’s Pest Control is licensed to take care of your earwig problem, we are not licensed to take care of your Zombie problem. Sorry.
So, to ease you brain, here is some history and facts about earwigs. Once your have read the following, the only brain eaters you’ll have to worry about is those Zombies running around your city.
Perhaps the worst fear people have of earwigs, with their menacing rear pinchers, are that one my crawl into the ear and bore into the brain. The old Anglo Saxon word earwicga literally means "ear creature" and in nearly all European languages the name for earwigs suggests a connection with the ear. Perhaps, way back then, when people slept on dirt floors, straw or hay, earwig's explored human ears as a place to hide out. Even though there are no records of this actually happening it is conceivable and, apparently, we have inherited this ancient European fear.
The fear of earwigs is mainly due to the fact that we simply don't like the way they look. Both the male and female earwig has pincers on their posterior. These pincers, or forceps, are used for protection and cleaning their nest, but as threatening as they may look they are not a menace to people. On the contrary, recent research has demonstrated that earwigs are largely beneficial when outside and only a nuisance pest if the come inside.
Despite the fact that we are still trying to control them in our vegetable and flower gardens and occasionally in our homes, we still need to look at them as helpful. Even though they may eat small holes in plant leafs of seedlings, their main diet is decaying materials and other insects, aphids being one of the insects they help to suppress. It has also been found that earwigs can be present in the vegetable garden in large numbers if they have a diverse soil surface and not cause damage to seedlings. All they need is composted mulch on which to feed.
When abundant, earwigs are often blamed for damage caused by other pest. Snails, slugs, and cutworms are a few of the pest that cause damage that is blamed on earwigs. Since during the day when gardeners are most active, the earwigs may choose damage tomatoes or other damaged fruits as handy, dark, moist hiding places. Night time checks with a flash light may reveal a quite different picture as to the real culprits damaging your flowers and vegetables.
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