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Rainy weather creates ideal earwig conditions

Common earwig (Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez/Wikimedia Commons)
With their long antennaes and menacing pincers, earwigs are ugly, little insects.

They like to come out at night and munch on leaves, making them the bane of a garderner's existence.

They also like to hide out in moist areas, and all the rain we've had this summer has created ideal conditions for them to go forth and multiply.

Jocelyne Sewell knows only too well about the problems earwigs can cause. She is the vice-president of the Okanagan Garden and Roses Club in Vernon.

And for the last 5 years she has been on a mission to hunt down the earwigs making a meal of her garden.
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