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Don't Let Bugs Take Over Your Bathroom

by Russell Lowe

The bathroom is the place where you meet your hygiene needs and relax. However, for some homeowners, the bathroom can also be a place for a pest infestation. Earwigs, silverfish, roaches and ants, can all take over your shower, sinks and bathtubs and make your bathroom space anything, but comfortable.

Why Bugs Love Your Bathroom

There are a number of different reasons why you can have a pest infestation within your bathroom. In some cases, the cleaners and chemicals you use to clean out your bathroom or your drains serve as an attraction for these pests. In other cases, insects will come into your bathroom on a quest for water.

This is especially the case if you live in a dry climate, like the desert. Lastly, the buildup of debris inside your drains can serve as lure. Hair, soap scum and food can all settle in your drains. Insects get inside the drains and feed off this debris. By the time you actually see a bug in your bathroom, chances are, they've been living in your drain for quite some time.

What Not To Do

If you believe you have a pest infestation in your bathroom, do not get out your can of bug spray and go spray crazy. When you put bug spray in your drains, not only does this not resolve the issue, but it also places the entire community at risk. The toxic chemicals found in bug sprays can all make their way into the local water supply and contaminate the water.

Additionally, these sprays can also travel and linger in the air and make contact with hygiene items like soap and toothbrushes. If any of these items get contaminated with bug spray, you are also placing yourself at risk. If you see an insect in your bathroom, it's best for you to contact a pest control specialist.


Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to ensure you don't have a pest infestation in your bathroom. One of the easiest things you can do is be mindful of the types of objects you toss down your drain. You might deem it harmless to dispose of a handful of food crumbs down your bathroom sink drain, but this could serve as a source of food for an insect and attract them to the area. Make sure you are disposing of any known insect attractants in a closed garbage container.

Don't let insects overtake your bathroom. If you have a problem with pest in your bathroom, make certain you are contacting a pest control professional like one from Greenleaf Organic Pest Management.