Bed bugs have been posing problems to people for a long period of time, and upon discovering them, a lot of people fall victim to panicking and losing their calm.
Now, you may know the bed bugs to be found in your bedrooms only, but surprisingly, they are found in a variety of other places as well, such as bathrooms.
It may sound surprising to you at first, but in this article, we will see the reason why it could happen and the solution to it.
If you also face such a situation in the future or are facing it right now, make sure to follow the right steps instead of panicking and losing control.
So, let’s start without any further ado.
Here, we will see some of the reasons why you could encounter bed bugs in your bathroom.
They Hide Anywhere
Even though it sounds weird that bed bugs can be found in bathrooms, but remember that these creatures are not limited to a specific place, and wherever there is the tiniest space available, they can easily occupy it and stay there, waiting to get their meals.
So, no matter what type of bathroom you have, obviously, there will be some tiny hidden spots which are negligible using a naked eye, they are enough for bed bugs to take up as residence.
The Bathroom Has Places Where Water Can’t Reach
Even though most of the bathroom is easily reachable with water, making it hard for the bed bugs to make a home, there are some places where the water still doesn’t reach.
All these places are great for the bed bugs to stay safe.
Most of the modern bathrooms nowadays have built-in closets in them, which make a perfect living spot for bed bugs.
These closets are not reachable by the water, yet we regularly pick the clothes from there, which shifts the bed bugs to and from there.
If they keep getting their food, these closets make a perfect living spot for bed bugs.
Cracks In Tiles And Walls
Even though the cracks in the wall or ceiling might not catch your attention, bed bugs are tiny enough to capture that area as their home and stay there for long periods of time.
Most of these cracks do not get flooded with water frequently, making them a perfect spot for the bugs to hang out.
Now that we have seen how bed bugs can even infest places like bathrooms, let’s jump on to our next section!
Where we will see the solutions on how to take care of these bed bugs and get rid of them forever.
The Help of A Professional
Letting a professional help get rid of the bed bugs from any place, let alone a bathroom, is probably the best approach.
Not only will they easily find the source of the issue and fix it without you worrying, but they will also help you avoid it in the future.
So, if the matter is really that urgent to you and you have the budget as well, this is one of the most recommended solutions out there.
Identify Before Killing
Let’s say you are not interested in getting the help of a professional and you end up finding a mature bed bug in your bathroom, what do you do?
Well, identifying the root of the problem is one of the basic principles whenever you are dealing with any problem, let alone dealing with bugs.
First off, you need to be able to identify bed bugs completely and not confuse them with other insects.
Make sure you look for them at night as they are not generally active during the daytime. Use a strong flashlight and look in every tiny place where they may be hiding, such as a crack on a wall, screw holes, or even under the toilet seat.
Clean-Up; Don’t Leave A Stone Unturned
Clean up your bathroom with water. Bugs can’t swim, and this is probably the biggest weapon you can use against them.
Make sure you get water to every part of your bathroom, especially where you can’t use other appliances like vacuum cleaners to suck up the bugs.
You can also squish them or use tape or anything sticky. The bottom line here is, whatever procedure you may choose to clean up, make sure you don’t leave a stone unturned.
Get Rid Of Wall Cracks / Tiny Spots
Getting rid of tiny spots that are not readily visible is an important step if you want a long-term solution to the problem.
Cracks, whether they are in the toilet seat or ceiling, should be the first ones to pay attention to.
As we discussed before, they are the favorite hiding spots of the bugs since water is not readily reachable there, so you must get rid of them.
You can repair the wall by applying a filling or just re-touching. If you don’t want to do that as well, make sure to wash them regularly.
Keep Fewer Things In The Bathroom
The last solution we will see here is how you can avoid taking the bed bugs out of the bathroom and to the other parts of your house.
First off, you should limit the number of items you take out of the bathroom, which may carry the bed bugs on them.
Don’t temporarily use the closets inside the bathroom if you do and stop hanging even your regular usage clothes in the bathroom till you’re completely free of the bed bugs.
Otherwise, you might clean the bathroom of the bugs to end up finding them in other places within your house.
Even though it sounds very odd that bed bugs might be occupying your bathroom, it is very much possible due to the reasons we saw above.
However, if you successfully spot them, it’s a very doable task getting rid of them. However, you must be cautious and follow certain steps.
So, if you end up having such a situation, make sure to go through all the points mentioned above.