Fewer predatory beetles (ground beetles, Carabidae; rove beetles, Staphylinidae; and lady beetles, Coccinellidae) were captured compared with the higher numbers of ants (Formicidae), earwigs
(Dermaptera), and spiders (Aranaeae).
Time-saving tip Don't let earwigs
eat the opening florets of your chrysanthemums - smear a 1cm ring of petroleum jelly around the stem below the flower to stop them.
Keep dead leaves removed to lessen hiding spaces for earwigs
, snails and pill bugs.
are a late-summer pest and numbers of these creepy-crawlies are building up, too.
The scores of uninvited house guests already include centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs
, spiders, bees, ladybirds, millipedes, slugs and woodworm.
In the evenings our front and back porches are covered with earwigs
According to its website, Anderson's deals with 40 types of creepy crawlies such as crazy ants, earwigs
and sawtoothed grain beetles.
are harmless, but a *drenching with soapy water will drive them elsewhere if they bother you.
(right) from entering the flowers of dahlias and chrysanthemums by smearing Vaseline round stems.
Eglwys Wen Primary School pupils have created an eco-friendly garden complete with vegetables, mini nature reserve and an insect hotel - a special box they hope will attract bumble bees, earwigs
, spiders and ants.
This soil sterilisation should also reduce the chance of attack by slugs, earwigs
, wireworms and other soil-based pests.
Thank you, Les Allan, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Hi Les, Something is having a good feed on your clematis - it might be earwigs
as they have a penchant for clematis (as well as dahlias and chrysanthemums).
He also loved rock music, and formed his first band, the Earwigs
, for a school concert in 1965.
from damaging flower petals, young seedlings, and certain fruits by keeping the garden clean of weeds and dead foliage.
Not only can it be expected that insects found within the wood move about after awakening, but also wood that has been stored outside for a year or more is likely to have a variety of pests such as earwigs
hiding in the woodpile for protection that it affords.