Labidura truncata


Other common names:

Not applicable.



Insects are a shade of brown or back and can measure up to 3 cm in length. Labidura earwigs within turfgrass commonly eat decaying plant and animal matter and are not considered a (problematic) turfgrass pest. Earwigs lay their white eggs within the soil usually 50 mm beneath the surface. They are a predators of mole crickets when they come to the surface.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turf grass varieties.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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