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Ear wigs have been nibbling on the new growth of my Venus fly traps. I Know this cause i have seen my plants catch them in their traps (all their traps have an ear wig, which is over feeding my plant.) and at night they crawl on the leaves. Are there any insecticides that I could use which would repel/kill the ear wigs without harming my plants?


Hi Corbin,

This should be of help:  Earwigs are not a difficult bug to kill, so most of the recommended insecticides should work fine.  The Bayer Rose and Flower or 3 in 1 is safe on Venus Flytraps.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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