It must be the dampness, excessive rain, steamy days and fog that have brought on a tremendous amount of earwigs in my bagged apples this year. RI has been hit with endless rain and fog. If the rain stops, the steamy fog rolls in. You cannot sit outside, as your clothes with get wet in the fine mist of the fog.
Last year I had one bag that had three earwigs in it. This summer I can easily find five or six earwigs in every four baggies. I squish them right in the bag then try and get the dead bodies out through the clipped holes in the bottom of the bags. Just looks nasty. Mrs. G PS 'Its always something!'