Earwigs may be pretty frightening, but unlike the way they are depicted in popular culture, such as in the show Friends and Star Trek 2, they are entirely harmless.
Earwigs prefer wet and damp environments, so naturally minimizing these environments will help rid your yard or vegetable garden of these creepy-crawlers. It is not uncommon to find earwigs inside of human living areas. This often occurs because water sources may run towards your house as opposed to away from your house. So if you find earwigs in your home, check outside for the direction in which water is flowing in your yard. If you find water flowing towards your house, then take a minute to divert the water in the other direction.
Also, over watering your yard creates a wet habitat in which earwigs thrive. So although you may love watering your lawn you may not find it to be worth it if it means earwigs love it, and invite all of their friends over, creating an infestation.
And if creating a less damp environment does not do the trick, then it may be time to call the exterminator.
Do you have earwigs camping out in your backyard? What do you do to deal with an earwig infestation?