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Last year I was plagued with earwigs - this year is worse. In the greenhouse, under the grow bags and in the vegetable patch they have devastated the runner beans and lettuce plants, I am extremely frustrated. Have tried rolled up newspaper and sunflower oil in tubes, but despite this they are thriving. Please can you help?



I hate to say it, but I use boiling water on them.

1 Jul, 2012


You need to find the nests. they like dark areas, hence your problem. They are difficult to eradicate and i havnt been able to find anything that will kill them, except for boiling water as above. cold water doesnt work as they can swim,so, go and put the kettle on!!!

1 Jul, 2012


Thanks for that advice - I will give it a go:)

3 Jul, 2012

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