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Earwigs:


The cerci on the abdomen aren't as nasty to humans as they appear. This insect, order Dermaptera, requires humid places with decaying plant materials. Lowering the humidity, cleaning storage units and food bins, and tightly sealing food containers should prevent their increase.

 

Photo: C.S.U. Cooperative Extension.

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/iiin/earwis.html

http://ces.uwyo.edu/PUBS/B1013.15.pdf