What’s That Bug in My Bathroom?

 In Blog, Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

The bathroom is supposed to be one of the cleanest rooms in the house, so the last thing it needs is a barrage of pests crawling up the walls. The humidity and moisture buildup in our bathrooms attracts all kinds of pests that live in Illinois & Indiana. They might be looking for water to drink, warm and damp conditions, or other insects to prey on, and chances are, they’ll find it. To learn more about common bathroom pests, read up on the Anderson Pest Solutions technicians’ expert advice!

Common Pests That Live in Bathrooms

There are three pests in particular that we find swarming our bathrooms here in Illinois & Indiana:

  1. Silverfish: High humidity, dim lights, and moisture will attract silverfish to your bathroom. Because they are poor climbers, you’ll often find them on the floor of your shower or other low places.
  2. Cockroaches: Roaches like bathrooms for the same reasons that silverfish do, but in addition, they’ve been known to feast on toothpaste, soap, and any grime that they can find!
  3. Ants: Ants are infamous for crawling up our shower walls and congregating in our sinks. They love the excess moisture and often crawl through our drains to get to it.

Spiders, drain flies, and centipedes are all also likely to be found in your bathroom for similar reasons. There are lots of pests to watch out for!

Preventing Pest Problems in the Bathroom

Keeping your bathroom dry is the most helpful thing you can do to keep pests out. Implement these measures into your cleaning routine:

  • Regularly look for leaks in your plumbing and shower fixtures
  • Wipe away standing water on your countertops, the floor, or anywhere else
  • Clean up any soap, shampoo, or toothpaste spills right away
  • Keep your bathroom well-ventilated, especially during showers

Taking any steps that you can to reduce excess moisture and filth in your bathroom and the rest of your home will help you steer clear of pest problems!

Keep a Clean Bathroom in Illinois & Indiana

If you can’t keep your bathroom in Illinois or Indiana free of pests, reach out to your local pest control company for help. We’ve seen it all at Anderson Pest Solutions—that’s why we work our hardest to find every possible vulnerability in our customers’ bathrooms and work hard to rid every last pest from the premises. Contact us today for a free quote!

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