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Earwigs: friend or foe? Or both?
In this episode of Bug Bites you'll learn about how earwigs can be a beneficial predator or a crop-eating pest, depending on the environment you're working with.
You'll also learn how to deal with excess numbers if they're behaving as a pest in your garden, without using chemical pesticides.
This is the third Bug Bites episode with entomologist Dr Ian Smith on the Plants Grow Here podcast, where he explores one horticulturally relevant insect (and insect-like organisms) each episode, whether it's a pest or predator.
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Theme music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5lVBxhSw5k