Turns out the pincers are penises, who knew!? Great, I got molested by earwigs as a child... http://www.interestingfacts.org/fact/earwigs-facts
Earwigs do none of that, not sure why anybody believes it. There are plenty of earwigs here, i used to let them pinch me as a child, it tickles. They live in dark wet areas like under rocks and leaves, and dont have nests with lint, they lay eggs in small crevices (found this out recently after turning over a stone and seeing several earwigs scurry to cover several egg clusters).