Jwitte; don't you get a bit of a thrill watching earwigs scramble out of a split peach pit? I do! They don't bite, heck, I rarely see them try to "pinch?" I don't know that I'd consider their life cycle to be that predatory toward fruit trees. Their numbers never seem that great and their damage is imperceptible to me? Don't they just hide-out under bark during the day and nibble on dead tissue during the night?
If your tree has no other means of approach (stakes, fencing, or tall grass), smearing "Tanglefoot
" around the trunk makes a good bearer to ants, and maybe earwigs too. "My earwigs" seem to have established themselves so well under bark scales that they've become part of the enviroment. We just ignore them, but do get a kick watching others freak-out
when finding one - but like so many of natures annoyances - they're equally afraid of us!