Q: Hi, hope you can help me. My garden has been invaded by earwigs and they are eating my pot plants, leaves and roots. They lurk under our patio table and come out at night. They are under every pot and even on the bird table. Now I have found them in my Fridge in the garage and yesterday in my bread bin in the kitchen! Help, how can I get rid of them?
Desperate of Rayleigh!!!
A: One of the best methods is to place upside down clay pots on top of a cane strategically around the garden, stuff them with straw or shredded paper – the earwigs will be attracted to this. You then have two options: the friendly one is to shake the material to the floor and stamp on them quickly, alternative I have known people to set light to the straw or paper.