Bathrooms should be a place in your home where you go to get clean and a place to find some privacy. As many homeowners find, pests seem to enjoy this room of our home just as much as we do. Bathrooms can be magnets for bugs and other pests. Pests and rodents generally make their way inside our homes in search of food, water, and shelter; and your bathroom, whether you like it or not, may provide all of those things. We are going to review some common bugs you may find in your bathroom.
Common Bugs You May Find in Your Bathroom
There are few things worse than walking into your bathroom, turning on the light, and seeing a bug run across the floor or counter. What about seeing a bug above you in the shower? How about having one run across your foot while you are at the toilet? Okay, you get the point, pests in your bathroom are not ideal.
Below we take a look at some common bugs you may find in your bathroom.
- Silverfish: This is one of the most common bugs you may find in your bathroom. Silverfish are often unmistakable, and let’s face it, not attractive little critters. They have small, elongated bodies, three tails that resemble antennas, and are silver in color. They are incredibly fast, and their movements resemble a fish swimming, hence the name. Silverfish live and develop in damp, cool places, often in the basement, bathroom, and kitchen. They usually only come out at night, and can be found around drains and other water sources in your bathroom. While these bugs are not really dangerous, they are a nuisance, and can cause allergic reactions in some people.
- Cockroaches: Believe it or not, approximately 20% to 48% of homes and businesses with no visible sign of cockroaches have detectable cockroach allergens, meaning they are or were likely there (Wikipedia). Cockroaches are attracted to food and moisture. Cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions, something that can commonly be found in a bathroom. They can actually enter your home through your bathroom drains. Cockroaches feed on sewer and drain sludge (gross). The humidity in your bathroom makes it the perfect place for these critters to live. Cockroaches carry diseases, give off unpleasant odors, aggravate allergies, ruin food, and are just overall unwanted pests.
- House Centipedes: Talk about creepy crawly common bugs you may find in your bathroom, the house centipede is at the top of the list. These centipedes have long bodies with lots of legs and a long antennae. Centipedes are predators, and house centipedes can be found in your bathroom because they’re searching for other insects and bathroom bugs. House centipedes can bite, but rarely do. They don’t cause harm to property or pose much of a health risk to people, they are more of just a nuisance pest that are unwelcome to see in your bathroom.
- Spiders: It’s not uncommon to find spiders in lots of areas throughout your home, but your bathroom is one of the most popular places for them to live. Much like house centipedes, spiders make their way into your bathroom in search of other bugs to feed on. Some spiders can be poisonous and pose a risk to people, so if you find any spider in your space, you should always treat them as though they may be dangerous and handle their removal safely.
There are many unwanted creatures you may find in your home, we have just named a few of the most common bugs to find in your bathroom. Flies, ants, and more, can make their way into your sanctuary and ruin the tranquility of the space for you. While you can keep your space clean to try and keep these pests out, if they want to come inside, they will take up residence in even the most pristine home.
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