In most cases, earwigs are not destructive. Earwigs are not known to bite or sting humans. They also don't contain any amount of poison. It is possible for earwigs to pinch a person's skin with their pincers, but unless they feel threatened, earwigs are not known to pinch humans.
Even though they’re not aggressive, earwigs can still be a pest to homeowners by infesting their home or yard. In large groups, earwigs might damage marigolds, roses, strawberries and other plants.