Earwigs Ate Elvis!

Our unusual climatic conditions this year have have benefited some – notably earwigs (Forficula auricularia). We have had a veritable plague of them.

Although earwigs (or The Earwiggen, as I call them because I think it sounds better) are not generally a serious garden pest, in the numbers that we have had, I have replaced all my pumpkin and courgette (zucchini) seedlings twice. Even my peppers (capsicums, bell peppers) have been attacked.

So far, the only vegetables unaffected are a) garlic [nothing touches that] and b) tomatoes.

So, earwigs may not have eaten Elvis, but that’s only because Elvis wasn’t in my vegetable patch.