Tiny black worms are small creatures. Their scientific name is Psychodidae. They are usually small, brown, long, and fuzzy-bodied and appear moth-like. They lay eggs that later hatch and crawl around. Commonly, they reside and flourish in places that are damp, moist, dark, and full of organic matter. What can be a better option than the bathroom drains for them to live freely and happily?
If you are also dealing with the same problem in your home and you want to get rid of it, then you have arrived at the right place.
First of all, let us see what are the places in your house other than the shower where these tiny creatures can grow.
Usually, they grow in the bathrooms, especially in the drains. But there are some places other than the bathroom where you can find these worms, such as water lodged in the basement, near poorly sealed water containers, in your garden or near plant pots, around leaky pipes, and toilet etc.
1. Water lodged basement
Basements are the places where these tiny black worms are getting enough moisture and darkness to grow without any disturbance. Also, there is less human interference. And if water is lodged in it, then that place will become the place for them to party.
You can remove the lodged water by using pipes and a motor as it will invite other insects and many diseases along with it. And then use insecticide to kill the remaining worms and their eggs for further growth. Also, do a regular inspection of your basement to prevent them from growing back again.
2. Poorly sealed water containers
you might have kept some open containers on your terrace that are now filled with water. These containers provide enough suitable environment for the growth of these tiny black worms as they have enough moisture in the form of water.
Throw off these containers if they are of no use. Or if they are, then empty the water from them, seal them tightly, and don’t leave them openly; instead, keep them on some shelves, etc.
3. Garden or near plant pots
Your garden is the perfect place to fulfill all the essential needs of these worms, as there is an abundance of organic matter, along with moisture. So, they can grow exponentially if not treated on time.
Other than a garden, the places near your plant pots, especially under them. You will find a lot of algae growth, which becomes food for these tiny black worms.
Keep your garden area clean and sprinkle insecticide over the grass and plants occasionally, remove dried leaves from the surroundings, and inspect the growth regularly.
Other than gardens. You can move and clean the plant pots and prevent the growth of algae under them.
4. Around the leaky pipes
there might be a small or big water leakage from the pipes. That will again promote the growth of these tiny worms because they are getting enough moisture from the water leaks.
Repair the leaky pipes in or around your house to prevent the water from leaking and further growth of algae and these worms. Also, inspect them regularly to avoid leakage and treat the cause in the initial stages.
.5. In your toilet
As we have just discussed, these worms typically grow on decaying matter, which makes your toilet a perfect place for them. Female worms lay multiple eggs at a time in the toilet, which later hatch and form larvae and then transform into several adult worms.
Thoroughly clean your toilet with toilet cleaner and scrub it with a brush to remove all the worms along with the larvae. You can also use other disinfectants in the area outside the pot.
The tiny black worms usually grow in the shower and bathroom areas. Still, other than them, they can grow in many other places, too, such as in your basement, around the plant pots, around leaky pipes, in poorly sealed water containers, and lastly, in your garden. Basically, they need damp, moist, and dark areas to grow and flourish. We have to intervene in the problem according to the cause.
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