There really is nothing more unsettling than seeing a bug while you are in a vulnerable position like in the shower or using the toilet. It is enough to make you scream for assistance. Bathrooms, like attics, kitchens, and basements, are well-known activity centers for pests. These rooms, due to their moisture content attract a certain kind of pest that loves the areas around the sink, tub and toilet. Common bathroom bugs include:
- Silverfish – These silvery bugs with three antennae feed on the mold and fungi commonly found in bathrooms, especially round drains and in the crevices where it is hard to clean out the moisture. They also tend to eat items with carbohydrates such as books, paper and wallpaper, so left unchecked they could cause some minor damage. Other than that damage, Silverfish are not usually dangerous unless you have an allergic reaction to them.
- Cockroaches – The infamous cockroach loves the bathroom for the water and moisture. Unfortunately, left to reproduce, these pests can become a headache. Have any leaks in the plumbing taken care of and have a professional pest inspector take a look behind your walls and in crawl spaces around your bathrooms if you suspect an infestation.
- Drain Flies – Since the larvae of drain flies feed off the gunk in your drains they tend to be found near and around bathrooms and kitchen sinks. To avoid these pests remove drain build up and keep leaks to a minimum.
- House Centipedes – You may immediately think that this bug has a hundred legs and will be attacking you in the bath or while on the toilet. This is a myth because these bugs usually only have 15-190 legs and are not there to attack you but rather as a predator after other water bugs or bathroom bugs.
If you have pests in your bathroom that your would like to evict call Pest-End Exterminators Toll-Free: 800-287-4321 Phone: 603-382-9644 Phone: 978-794-4321.