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USDA Home and Garden Publications - 00000075
Revised - 05/19/03

The European Earwig, How to Control it Around the Home

Getzendaner, C. W.
Agricultural Research Service
Home and Garden Bulletin 75, USDA, 1960.
Issued November 1960 (Fil. 1)
Slightly revised June 1961 (Fil. 2)
Slightly revised September 1964 (Fil. 3)
Revised March 1966 (Fil. 4)

Webb, Ralph E., ARS Research Entomologist
Plant Genetics and Germplasm Institute
Agricultural Research Service
Revised April 1977 (Fil. 5)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current

The habits and life cycle of the European earwig are
described. Pesticide recommendations are not current and
should not be used. Photographs and drawings assist in pest

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