Get Rid Of the Most Common Pests Found in Home

Bathrooms and kitchens are the most favorite habitations for insects to infest. The extra leftover food and snacks stored away in the cabinets make the kitchen an optimal place for breeding and growing. And the bathrooms are no less, packed with decaying matter and wastage. Common household pests found in the bathrooms include cockroaches, drain flies, silverfish, bagworms, moths, centipedes, millipedes, and sometimes even rats and tiny snakes.

We have gathered the best ways to get rid of 4 common household pests found in the bathroom. Take a look and tell us if they work for you!

1. The Household Cockroach:

The Household Cockroach - How to get rid of them

Favorite Hiding Place:

Most cockroaches live inside the tiny cracks and crevices in the tile or floor of the bathroom or kitchen.

Dangers They Pose:

Cockroaches can spread diseases like typhoid, polio, diarrhea, dysentery, and even salmonella. The danger is increased if the cockroaches are in the kitchen, as they can infect the food. They don’t pose many dangers in the bathroom, but can certainly be an inconvenience and spread diseases through direct contact.

How to Get Rid of Them:

The easiest way to get rid of cockroaches is to buy a bug repellant and spray the entire room. Some bug killers can come in cream and powder format. A homemade method would be to mix baking soda and sugar, which acts as a natural cockroach repellent.

2. Drain Flies:

Drain Flies - How to get rid of them

Favorite Hiding Place:

Drain flies are more commonly found near sinks and toilets, and can even inhabit in the kitchen. They love open drains and will find any opening to living around.

Dangers They Pose:

Drain flies pose little dangers, at least not directly. However, they may inhabit nearby food or cutlery and spread a few diseases that are common among sewer pests. These can include salmonella, the flu, and mostly just stomach problems.

How to Get Rid of Them:

A better and easier way to get rid of drain flies in bathroom is to remove any clogged up wastage in the sink or the drain. Most flies nest around this wastage to get a source of food in close range. Bug spray should be rarely required, as a drain clean up usually fixes the problem. Compost and the decaying organic matter should also be removed from the area to reduce future infestations.

3. House Centipede:

Favorite Hiding Place:

An open drain, such as from the shower or the bathtub, can create a lovely little passage for the centipede to hop out from the sewer and haunt your bathroom forever.

Dangers They Pose:

Apart from inciting fear and phobia inside everyone it comes across, the house centipede can bite the human skin, creating a slightly painful reaction. But this is only minor, and they mostly do not even carry many diseases. But they certainly can be an inconvenience in the house.

How to Get Rid Of Them:

House centipedes can be gotten rid of by both exterminators as well as home remedies. The most efficient way just to cut off their resources. Instead of focusing on the centipedes themselves, try getting rid of other pests that they might feed on, such as termites, bed bugs, and even some smaller cockroaches. Clear up any crevices and fill in any cracks to avoid future infestations.

4. Silverfish:

Favorite Hiding Place:

The most perfect place for silverfish to breed is in moist wet areas like the bathroom, where they have a great source of water and food. They feed on books, fabric, dead skin, dust, and just about anything that seems to fit their taste.

Dangers They Pose:

Silverfish can not only be extremely annoying, but a severe infestation can cause physical damage to books, clothing and wood and other belongings. In the bathroom, they can gnaw away at toilet paper and tissues, but they themselves do not bite humans or carry any diseased.

How to Get Rid Of Them:

Bug repellant spray is our go-to solution, though a number of other tricks can work as well. Spices which are hot and have a strong odor are best at keeping the silverfish at bay, as many do not like the strong smell and taste. Cedar sticks and cinnamon work great in these cases.

Conclusion:

Bathroom pests may seem like the end of the world, but there’s nothing that a bit of science and intellect can’t solve. We’ve done the hard part for you, now it’s your turn to get those bug sprays rattling! And good luck for a safe and bug-free bathroom!

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