Earwigs are slender insects with pincers they use for self defense. You’ll typically find them in your home where there is water: Your kitchen, bathrooms or laundry rooms. Eventually, they can turn up all over your home. Eliminating their hiding places is key to treating them in your home.
While it is an old wives’ tale that earwigs intentionally seek out human ears to burrow into them, these insects are no more likely to crawl into an ear than any other bug.