Is this Termite?

Old 06-24-22, 03:57 PM
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Is this Termite?

Cleaning the side of house ( split level) and found lot of these on ground

Is it termite ? If not, what it is and how to treat?

Old 06-24-22, 04:54 PM
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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're Earwigs.
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Old 06-24-22, 04:56 PM
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Earwig. Common outdoor pest, harmless but there can be a lot of them and eventually get inside. The pinchers are harmless, just a big bluff.

I would buy insecticide concentrate that you mix with water and apply with a compressed air sprayer. Treat a perimeter about 2-3 feet around the house on the soil. Treat into concrete/cement cracks and crevices directly. Treat base of door frames, under door mats. Get some to run into/down the gap between soil and house foundation, if a gap exists. Spray under the bottom row of siding, if that's how your house is sided. You'll catch on to where they live as you come across them while treating.

You want an insecticide concentrate for crawling insects that you mix with water. Don't buy it already mixed; way to expensive. This will leave a residual that they will crawl through and contact over time. You don't want this insecticide on table tops, counters, kid/animal toys, etc.
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Thanks much! Big relief

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