Asked on Aug 19, 2019

How do I get rid of pincher bugs without harming pets or children?

CarolynCheryl AMogie


How do I kill pincher bugs that are in my backyard without poisoning my pets and grandchildren that are frequently in the backyard. The bugs also enjoy eating my vegetable's I planted..

3 answers
  • Mogie
    on Aug 19, 2019

    One of the most popular methods getting rid of pincher bugs is to fool these pests. As mentioned, these creatures love to bed in cold and damp places. So, what you need to do is to get yourself some old newspapers and roll them up loosely. Now, soak the papers in water but do not overdo it. Do this just before the evening falls.

    Now, when it has become dark and cold, take the folded newspapers and plant them alongside the base of your plants in the garden. Your work is done here and you have to simply wait for the night. The next morning, take a plastic garbage bag with you to your garden and put the newspapers in it, sealing the bag tightly.

    Be careful to pick up the papers carefully, as they won't be empty. What would have happened is that, in the previous night, these bugs would have crawled into the folds of these moist papers, to bed down for the day. Throw the bag in the dustbin and ensure that it is properly sealed.

  • Carolyn
    on Aug 19, 2019

    I use the tuna can method which is kinda fun to see how many you get everyday! After awhile they seem to be all gone.

    • Carolyn
      on Aug 21, 2019

      Just put cheap cooking oil in small can about half way full. Put a can around the area of the plant that the earwigs are. Just leave it there everyday they’ll be more earwigs. Don’t get water in the can.

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