Identifying Household Bugs in Bathroom

We've been having a bug issue in our toiletroom. These bugs keep appearing on the toiletroom floor, and they're also kind of hard to kill even tho they're tiny. At first I thought it was another ant problem like last year, but when I took a picture I could see it's not ants. Does anyone know what these are?

It's been going on for over 2 weeks, and they keep coming even tho I keep killing them. It got so bad that at one point there were more than 15+ dead bugs under the toilet slippers and we had to clean everything. And now the dead bugs are being collected again. Sorry for not the best picture, but I have a huge fear of insects so I usually kill them immediately and took this picture fast. It seems to have 6 legs? And a snout or mouth that pokes out? I hope someone can help! Our toiletroom is totally clean so dirt can't be the cause.

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May 8, 20190 found this helpful

I would put these bugs in a bag, and take the bag to the hardware store. They will sell you the appropriate pesticide.

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May 8, 20190 found this helpful

They may be springtails or silverfish. I am sorry I can't get a good handle on the photo...but the bathroom part of it leads me in that direction because they both thrive on moisture.

If you know they are coming from the drain, you can put baking soda, vinegar (foams up) and then pour boiling water down there and that usually stops the problem for a while.


If they are coming through the windows, be sure to seal up the cracks and holes if there are any.

Try to keep the bathroom steam free -- like keep the door ajar when the shower is running (if you can), squeege down the shower walls, wipe up the wet floors.

If the room is big enough and you can safely have a dehumidifer going there, that helps.

There are also silica gel things you can buy at the dollar stores that wick mositure out of the air. The name of them is on the edge of my brain, but I can't think of can put one in a place OUT OF REACH of animals and small children and it helps--I think the brand name is damp rid...but the dollar store has their own version that works just fine.

Hopefully that will clear up your challenge.

If yours are line when I get them, mine come up the heating vent from the cellar so I have to to make sure I get rid of any excess cardboard boxes and such as they like the glue for food.


Hope this solves your problem. This is their season so if you get rid of them now, you should be free of them during the summer if you keep the area dry.

Post back with an update!

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May 9, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for the replies! Sadly we have no hardware stores that can identify insects in our town so I couldn't do that :/ however I did check the silverfish and springtails suggestion. Sadly they don't look like this insect, and our shower and toilet are separate so moistness can't be the cause at the toilet. I did keep looking online and saw that the closest resemblance is a weevil? But those get attracted to food, and these bugs appear mostly in the toilet, and only once or twice in the livingroom walls. Its a confusing case, because we've cleaned the place multiple times aswell. Weevils seems like it, but can' t be explainee cause of the area they appear

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May 9, 20191 found this helpful

Critters travel so it is possible they are coming from a duct or other source near their favorite food supply of flour/grains/and the like. Like is the kitchen near the bathroom? Is there a storage area where you store your flours and such under or above where the toilet is located?


I hope you find a simple solution. Usually a good cleaning gets rid of weevils also. Sometimes the hardest part is tracing them back to their source so you can get them where they start. Post back with an update.

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May 9, 20191 found this helpful

The picture looks like a species of weevil...there are many types. The most common type in a house is a grain weevil. Check any stored flour, pastas, rice, dried grains and beans - open and closed packages/containers. If you see anything related to the bugs, such as dead ones, cast off skins, little dark feces spots, webs, toss the infested products, vacuum cupboards, then wipe them out with white vinegar and water mix (1/2 cup vinegar to a gallon of water). Let dry before replacing rest of contents into cupboards. Thoroughly vacuum the whole house and take vacuum outside to either empty or take out the bag. You can also use the same vinegar and water mixture amount in a spray bottle and spray along the baseboards, around the toilet, tub/shower, and where any plumbing goes through the walls -don't forget the under sink cabinet. The vinegar smells for a while when wet, but not too bad. If this doesn't get rid of the problem, you may want to call an exterminator.

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May 10, 20190 found this helpful

So I took some better pictures this time, and it definitely looks like a grain weevil. The toilet is in the hall so its not close to the kitchen where our grains are at all, and we haven't seen any signs of weevils in our breads or anything.


Just to make sure we took the tip fromo

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May 10, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for the replies everyone. I managed to take more photos and hopefully these will show them better. It seems to be a grain weevil. We thought it could be a black vine weevil, for eating leaves in front of our home, but from Google images it seems black vine weevils don't have that long snout.

Yesterday I saw 3 more weevils coming from the hallway into the bathroom, struggling to even get over the wood, which is why its confusing to us.

The kitchen is also not close to the bathroom, because the bathrooms in the hallway, and all our grains are in the kitchen.

We will try out the different remedies, like Cloves and vinegar! We also put bay leaves with our grains because that apparently helps, however we haven't found ANY signs of weevils at our grains. We eat bread fast and also don't eat it a lot, we are more of a rice family. But it says rice weevils fly and these don't.


Hopefully the vinegar and cloves get rid of them, but we still have no idea what attracts them specifically to the bathroom, so badly that they keep coming back even after falling on their backs.

I've attached images of the weevils, 3 separate weevils, one that fell on his back.

Thanks for all the help!

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