Most of us can recognize an earwig when we see one, their pincers are the giveaway.  Earwigs are reddish-brown in color, and are slightly over ½ inch long.  Although they are somewhat creepy in appearance, earwigs are primarily just nuisance pests.  Earwigs, both the young and the adults, require moisture to live.  They are usually found around foundations, in mulch, and under rocks or boards.  Although earwigs are primarily found outdoors, they have been known to live inside buildings and homes.  The points of entry include windows and doors.  Earwig populations can grow quickly, which is why it is better to prevent a potential problem before it happens.  A thorough power spray around the base of your home during the spring and summer seasons will significantly reduce the risk of earwigs from getting indoors.