If you’ve ever sleepily gone into the bathroom, flipped on the lights and found a cockroach on the wall, or stepped into the shower only to realize that a spider is joining you, you’re not the only one.
While bugs can hide in almost any room of your home, bathrooms are one of the most favorable places they can find so the frightening scenarios above are all too common.
What kind of bugs are we talking about?
Bathrooms are enticing to almost all types of house bugs. Some of the most common are
Where exactly are they hiding?
Like us, insects are always on the lookout for food, water, and comfortable shelter. Bathrooms are typically warm and moist which covers two of those three requirements. Bathrooms create a very enticing habitat for pests because they have access to water and can hide behind baseboards, under sinks and toilets, in cabinets and walls, and even under your flooring.
How do we keep them out of our bathrooms?
To do your best to prevent these bugs from getting into your bathroom, there are some home maintenance things you can do to keep bugs from getting inside. You can
- Fix leaky faucets
- Avoid leaving wet or damp towels on the floor
- Run your bathroom vent after each bath or shower
- Caulk cracks and crevices (specifically under sinks, around toilets, around windows and door thresholds)
Want to learn more about how to protect your home from pests? This Homeowner's guide can help.