The earwig is widely disliked but that is where we go wrong. They will bite but only when they are threatened.
Earwigs, like many bugs, really prefer to remain outside that is where food and shelter is readily found. However, they do make it indoors, usually hitching a ride on humans, clothing, vegetables, newspapers, etc.
The earwig is a reddish-brown and is about 4/5 of an inch (2 cm) long with antennae and a noticeable set of pincers which protrude from the abdomen.
The male of the species has curved pinchers while the females are straight; should you ever find a need to identify the gender of a particular earwig.
They can fly but would rather walk and the night is theirs.