Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

Keep Insects Out Of Your Bathroom


Time spent in your bathroom should be relaxing. However, for someone people, insects roaming all about the space make it anything but a peaceful environment. For many reasons, insects are often attracted to this area of the home, but fortunately, some things can be done to keep the bathroom and the rest of your home insect free.

Keep Drains Clean

Drains turn into a debris field that insects love to feed on. From soap scum to food particles that fall into the drain when you brush your teeth or floss, all sorts of debris rests inside the drain. Since these pests use the debris as a food source, if you clean the drains, you remove the food source, which will typically cause them to move elsewhere for food.

Improve Ventilation

Like humans, many insects are attracted to moist areas because they need water for survival. Bathrooms are naturally moist, so it is crucial to remove excess moisture from the area. Making it a point to fix any leaking faucets and turning on the fan when using the bathroom can help eliminate moisture pockets from forming in the space. 

Inspect Seals

Pay particular attention to the seals around any windows and plumbing fixtures. Particularly when it comes to gaps around the window seal, even a tiny opening is often enough room for insects to get inside. Closing these gaps can make a world of difference. As a rule of thumb, checking these areas at least once every year is helpful.

Make Repairs 

If you notice any tile or bathroom flooring cracks, have them repaired as soon as possible. Cracks in the floors are just like gaps in seals in that they create an entry point for insects. Cracked flooring, especially in a shower, also provides a space for moisture to collect, which will attract insects.

Call for Help

The above are just some things that can be done, but the first thing any homeowner should do is contact a pest control company. Insects will typically infiltrate a bathroom for a specific reason. A pest control professional can inspect the space to identify why and how insects enter your home. Based on these findings, they will then help you develop a plan to treat the existing infestation and avoid a future occurrence. 

Whether you have an issue with insects in your home or want to avoid a problem before it starts, be sure to speak with a pest control professional for assistance. 

Reach out to a pest control company in your area for more info.


11 July 2023