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Dee from Los Angeles, Ca writes

What is the most effective product to control a serious outdoor earwig infestation?

I see hundreds of earwigs and thousands of holes in citrus and avocado tree leaves, basil plants, and ornamental plants (coleus, etc.). I have used Talstar granules and Sevin granules (this for vegetable gardens) but still have plenty of damage forming and still catch a lot of these creatures. I have also used Sluggo Plus, diametoceus earth and Captain Dead Bug concentrate in case damage is produced by slugs and caterpillars. Does really exist something that eradicate them?


You could consider using Ferti-lome Triple Action, which provides quick and more complete control of insects and fungal diseases.  It acts as an “exciter” to release insect pests that are hiding and into contact with spray residues.  It is great to use on herbs, spices, flowers & shrubs, fruits, nuts and vegetables & roses.  This product has very positive reviews, is also labeled to target Earwigs, and is most effective when applied on a 7 schedule for heavy insect populations.  You can refer the product label for complete application instructions. 

Answer last updated on: 05/17/2021

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