European Earwig

Subject: this bug is in my house and yard
Location: Los Angeles, CA
May 15, 2016 10:50 am
I was wondering if you can confirm that this bug is a European Earwig? (and not a termite).
they seem to be prevalant lately inside and around the outside of my house since we moved in a few weeks ago.
I want to make sure it is not a termite. thanks in advance for your help.
Signature: With much thanks and gratitude, Bill Cowan

European Earwig
European Earwig

Dear Bill,
This is an European Earwig, not a Termite, and though they can be a nuisance indoors, they are basically outdoor insects that enjoy the garden, but since they can be attracted to lights, they are frequently found indoors.

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