Earwigs are making a return in a big way, in parts of Wisconsin. UW bug expert Phil Pellitteri says they like the wet weather we've had across much of the state, and if your flower garden is under attack it's probably from earwigs. “They like to come up and feed on the petals of your flowers,” says Pellitteri, who adds that marigolds are a particular favorite of the bizarre looking insects . “It's the only insect we have that has a pair of pincers on the back end,” he notes. “They also behave quite a bit like cockroaches.” Contrary to an old tale, they won't crawl into your ears during the night. Pellitteri says insecticide sprays are pretty effective in combating the earwig onslaught.
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