Scientific name: Dermaptera
Commonly known as: Pincer bugs
Average size: 0.5-1.0inch
Commonly found: Near trash and debris, in small crevaces
Diet: They are scavengers, and also eat decaying plants and other insects
General characteristics and facts:
- Earwigs are nocturnal.
- Earwigs do not crawl into people’s brains through the holes in their ears, this is a myth.
- They have antennae, but no wings.
- They do not transmit diseases.