I know how scary and worrisome it is when you spot earthworms in the bathroom. The first thing that comes to our mind when we notice these worms is: “How did they manage to get in here?” Well, worms and other creatures that look like worms, known as moth larvae like to live in damp and wet environments. That is the reason why you notice such worms in the bathroom near the drain, tub, and basin. Getting rid of them is undoubtedly a task, but once you follow the procedure, the chances of worms coming back again reduce. In this article, I will share all the procedure steps-wise to remove them.
How to Get Rid of Earthworms in Bathroom
1. First of all, clean the areas near drainage and tub. Scrub the areas properly as worms like these type of areas. Use a sponge or brush to clean these areas. Make it a point to clean the drainage once a week to keep it free from such larvae and worms.
2. After basic cleaning, you can use household cleaners such as borax and bleach to get rid of the eggs or larvae and worms. You can also use baking soda or vinegar to flush the drainage to remove any eggs in it. Clean the inside flaps of drainage also to avoid possibilities of worms. Carry this process of decontamination out once a week to keep the worms entering your bathroom at bay.
3. If you doubt that the pipes are jammed and have lots of waste in them, then I would suggest that you clean them yourself with a brush. If you are not comfortable doing it, you can call a cleaning professional to do that. The larvae and worms feed onto the grime found in such pipes. Cleaning them will lessen the chances of their survival, and thus, they will perish.
4. After cleaning every part of the bathroom, you can set a trap on drainage to stop the worms from entering the bathroom. Cover the inner sides of the plastic drain with petroleum jelly. This jelly will trap larvae and worms, not allowing them to enter your bathroom.
5. Look for holes or gaps in the restroom as the worms can also enter from such entry points. If you find any unnecessary holes, then fill it. See to it that you don’t seal the holes meant for drainage as doing that can lead to plumbing problems.
Apart from this procedure, there are some other ways you can try to get rid of them. Let’s explore such ways:
- One measure that you can take for preventing the worms from entering is to spray insecticide over the areas that can serve as entry points. You can also use diluted vinegar as it also works wonderfully for repelling the insects, bugs, and worms. Always make sure that you use an insecticide that is suitable for use indoors. Read the instructions correctly on the bottle before spraying such sprays.
- The last and most effective way is to consult a pest-control professional. As professionals have better ideas for treatment, it is always good to consider this option. Also, getting help from pest-control will eradicate worms and larvae from your entire house too. This also reduces the chances of worms entering your bathroom or home again.
These are some ways and procedures that you can try for getting rid of pests and worms. Although most worms are not harmful, avoiding their entry is recommended in order to keep our house and surroundings clean. Maintaining proper sanitation and hygiene will also decrease the appearance of such worms.