Do Earwigs Burrow into Human Ears?

Do Earwigs Burrow into Human Ears?

Myth Busting Monday - Do earwigs burrow into humans ears?

The wives tale that earwigs burrowed into human ears to lay their eggs in our brain is false. The reason they are called earwigs is the from the Old English ēare, which means "ear", and wicga, which means "insect".

earwig nest
earwig nests
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