Bugs that Live in Your Bathroom

There are a few things worse than opening the shower door to find a spider hiding out in the corner of the tub. Unless, of course, you turn on the bathroom light at night to find a centipede racing across your floor. In your home, bathrooms are one of the best places for many different species of bugs. They have the ample moisture that most pests need to survive and are often warm and humid, which is attractive to bugs.

Unfortunately, attracting bugs to your bathroom can make a place that is supposed to be relaxing very unpleasant to enter. Some of these pests may also be health risks. Learning what types of bugs you are most likely to find in your bathroom and how you can stop them will assist you in keeping the bathroom, and the rest of your house, free from pests.

Types of Bathroom Pests

Every bug requires water to survive, but there are a few that are particularly drawn to moisture. These include:

  • Cockroaches
  • Centipedes
  • Silverfish

The other pest you may find in your bathroom are spiders. They move in to hunt other bugs already living in the space. If you are noticing a lot of spiders in your bathroom, that often indicates another pest problem that might not be as obvious.

Since we know that the bugs in your bathroom are there for water and humidity, you can take steps to reduce the availability of these elements with the following steps:

  • Fix any leaks or drips.
  • Squeegee showers and tubs after use.
  • Use a bathroom fan when showering.
  • Place a dehumidifier in your bathroom.
  • Avoid leaving damp towels on the floor.
  • Sweep and wipe down surfaces regularly.
  • Patch any holes could enable bugs to get into the bathroom.
  • Install metal screens in drains.

Because it is not possible to remove water and humidity from a bathroom altogether while keeping a bathroom usable, these steps may not always be enough. Working with ExtermPRO can help. We offer ongoing pest control that creates a perimeter around your home to keep pests like silverfish, roaches, and centipedes from getting inside and finding their way to your bathroom. If you are tired of sharing your bathroom with bugs, contact us today for a free quote and to learn more about how we can help.