host picture

  |
Bookmark and Share

Rainy weather creates ideal earwig conditions

449px-Cadela_de_frade_09-03-27_M.jpg
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.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.