Earwigs, or pincher bugs, like to eat decomposing plants and wet leaves. They invade your flower beds and gardens, and they may even invade your home.
Earwigs are one of the most readily recognized insects in the home and landscape. They are abundant throughout the LowCountry and can be a nuisance when they invade homes. Although earwigs are rarely harmful to people, the insects large pincher-like abdominal appendages, called forceps, can present a intimidating appearance. Since they have flattened bodies, earwigs can enter homes through very small cracks and openings and can be seen often crawling on kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom floors.