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    Help with bug ID

    I have lived in my current house for almost 12 years and have never had this type of bug before. I was wondering if anyone else has these and also how I can get rid of them. At least they are slow. They are about 1/2" long.



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    Re: Help with bug ID

    Earwig.


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    Re: Help with bug ID

    Pretty cool looking.



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    Re: Help with bug ID

    I've always wondered if it hurts to get pinched by one of those things. I see them sometimes with those pinchers open and ready to snap, anybody ever been pinched by one?


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    Re: Help with bug ID

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Pretty cool looking.
    Only cool looking in a picture that someone else posts.



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    Re: Help with bug ID

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Pretty cool looking.

    I hear they're really popular in London right now.



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    Re: Help with bug ID

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_REV View Post
    I have lived in my current house for almost 12 years and have never had this type of bug before. I was wondering if anyone else has these and also how I can get rid of them. At least they are slow. They are about 1/2" long.
    Also they are commonly found around stucco. They'll be around through September.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I've always wondered if it hurts to get pinched by one of those things. I see them sometimes with those pinchers open and ready to snap, anybody ever been pinched by one?
    I got "pinched" by a bug that looked just like that, however Im not sure if it was the same thing.....I was digging in a box and next thing you know I had a sharp pain in my finger and it hurt like hell. I dumped the box out and it was just like that but I think it was all black.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I got "pinched" by a bug that looked just like that, however Im not sure if it was the same thing.....I was digging in a box and next thing you know I had a sharp pain in my finger and it hurt like hell. I dumped the box out and it was just like that but I think it was all black.
    Good to know, I am usually tempted to have them pinch me on purpose just out of curiosity. Now, I don't think I will.
    Was it like this one? I think these things come in different colors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Good to know, I am usually tempted to have them pinch me on purpose just out of curiosity. Now, I don't think I will.
    Was it like this one? I think these things come in different colors.
    WOW...I think my picture is better than this professional picture!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Good to know, I am usually tempted to have them pinch me on purpose just out of curiosity. Now, I don't think I will.
    Was it like this one? I think these things come in different colors.
    Yes, it looked a lot like that one. I say you go for it, videotape it, and post it here!



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    WOW...I think my picture is better than this professional picture!!
    I think you may have found your new calling!

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    Yes, it looked a lot like that one. I say you go for it, videotape it, and post it here!
    Well, If I'm drunk and can find one of these things at the same time, it might cross my mind.


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    Re: Help with bug ID

    We're dealing with earwigs right now, too. I need to get back out there and put down some of the stuff around the outside of the house to try to stop them. I thought I had read that the pincers on the earwigs don't actually do anything. Not certain on that, I guess.



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    Re: Help with bug ID

    We have the same issue at our house. I went to Earl May yesterday and they sold me a spray that's simply called Household Insect Control. I sprayed it across the bottom of the front and back doors and a few other places where they might be getting in the house. It seems to be working, but it's too early to know for sure.



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