Sep262016

"Not sure what kind of bug is in your bathroom?"

We get dozens of calls each day similar to this one:

Question: “I don’t know where to post this but I thought this might be the best spot. I have these tiny, tiny bugs in the bathroom and there are so many of them!! I don’t know what they are or how to get rid of them!! I’m wondering if the bugs appeared because I didn’t use the bathtub enough? I want to use it more now since I want to bathe our children in that bathtub (more space). What could these bugs be?! They are so tiny, tiny that my husband didn’t even know they were bugs until he looked super close because they just look like specs. They are just little dots with a couple antennae.

What are they and how do I get rid of them?!?! They are creeping me out and I want to use that bathtub but I’m too grossed out right now!”

Answer: “If you can see them, they’re probably not mites at all. If they are psocids — also called book lice — they’re harmless. But they are attracted to moisture, so keep the bathroom dry. PermaTreat Pest and Termite Control offers free inspections and estimates! What is a convenient time to schedule your appointment?

If you have a similar buggy situation and need professional analysis and treatment, call today!