Just for the record, August in earwig month in Newfoundland. More and more of them are showing up under the top covers of our hives.
Some earwigs eat only plants and aren’t a problem for beekeepers. Other types of earwigs will feed on larvae and other protein rich goodies in the hive. I’m not sure what kind we have in Newfoundland, but to be safe, I squish them whenever I find them, which is just about every time I open a hive these days.