Earwig! (ewwww), don’t worry, they don’t actually crawl into your ears.
Earwigs are primarily a nuisance insect. They will crawl into homes under doors or through open windows. They can be carried in on cut flowers or vegetables or clothing that has been left outside to dry. They have chewing mouth parts and can bite if caught against tender skin. The forceps on the back end are used for defense and grasping prey but are not strong enough to hurt if they pinch humans. Earwigs feed on a wide variety of plant material as well as other insects. They can do damage to plants, leaving holes similar to those caused by slugs. Heavy infestations can consist of numbers in the thousands.
Control of earwigs should be concentrated on the outside. Remove debris, wood and other unused items away from the foundation of the house. Don’t mistake earwigs for cockroaches. One customer prepared her entire house, which included emptying all kitchen cupboards and drawers for a cockroach treatment, only to find out that she had earwigs, not roaches. Chemical treatment should be aimed at cracks and crevices around the exterior of the house especially where fences and decks attach to the house. Concentrate on the foundation, windows and doors, porches etc.
(and no it’s not true, pest control technicians do not wear earplugs when doing earwig treatments).