Can you identify this bug?
My friend in Texas found this bug in her daughter’s
bedroom. Do you know what it is? Thanks! Tonja

Hi Tonja,
This is an Earwig. They are harmless, though frightening looking. Those pincers can give a very mild nip, and are incapable of breaking the skin. They are sometimes attracted to lights and find their way indoors, but are not household pests. Sometimes they get very numerous in the garden where they may eat tender plant shoots and buds.

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