A single earwig sure can do a lot of damage. I went to pluck a few shallots from a braid last night and discovered that nearly the entire braid was pure mush. Disappointed, I tossed the rotten shallots in the compost bowl when suddenly out crawled a very surprised earwig. Ahah! The culprit.
Sadly only 4 shallots survived the hungry earwig's appetite, but I have learned a good lesson.
If you braid your garlic and onions outside, be sure give them a good once over before bringing them inside for winter storage.