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Earwig
Photo Credit: Jeff HahnEarwig
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn

Earwig
Size: 5/8 - 3/4 inch long.

Where/When: Found in homes during July and August, although it may be less commonly seen at other times of the year.

Significance: Does not harm people or property, although it can be a nuisance. It can be a pest in home gardens and it can also give off a disagreeable odor.
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