Earwigs are a pita. they will cause a lot of damage, sometimes people confuse it with slug/snail damage because it looks very similar. The first night I put out earwig traps I caught maybe close to 1000 no joke. If your finding them in your peppers that's whats doing it for sure. Cheers
I didn't realize they caused holes in the pods. How exactly would you use a oil trap( i assume this is what you used?) with container growing? I have the pepper plants in containers on a deck. Can you just place the plastic traps on the ground near them? or do you need to dig holes in the soil in the container?