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How do you keep earwigs out of corn?

Zone Indianapolis, IN | Anonymous added on March 18, 2016 | Answered

I have a small backyard vegetable garden and I have grown corn in it a couple of years. The corn grows well and it tastes great, but I can't keep the earwigs out of it. They crawl under the husk and next to the kernels. I grow a small enough amount of corn that I can just peel back the husk a bit and get rid of the earwigs, but do you know of a way to keep them away altogether? Thanks for your help.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 18, 2016

This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/removing-earwigs-garden.htm

Not mentioned in the above article is the use of homemade garlic sprays. I have read that that is also effective against earwigs.

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