It’s not just the thought of a slimy, slimy creature that makes you shudder in horror. Sometimes there can be an even more disgusting side to having small black worms in your shower. What is it? What are they? And how did they end up there? This blog article tells you everything you should know about those little creatures and how to get rid of them!
If you’ve ever seen black worms in your shower, you’re not alone. This common phenomenon is known as black worm infestation, and it’s caused by a tiny parasite called nematodes.
Typically, black worms are about 1/8 inch long and have a dark brown or black body with white spots. They can be found anywhere there’s moisture (like in the shower), and they feed on organic material like dead skin cells and hair.
There are a few possible explanations for black worms in the shower, but most typically they’re the result of water damage. Here’s what to do if you see them:
1. If you can see them, grab a glass and pour some white vinegar into it. Wet the black worms with this solution and then let them dry on a paper towel. Once they’re dry, they’ll be easy to remove with a toothpick or fingernail.
2. If you can’t see them, place a piece of clear tape across the top of the shower door and then spray the area around the door with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will kill any black worms that are hiding under the tape. Remove the tape once it’s dry and clean the area with soap and water.
3. If you can’t see or remove black worms, call a professional.
If you’ve seen small black worms crawling around in your shower, chances are you’re dealing with a pest known as a drainworm. Drainworms are tiny creatures that can thrive in dirty water and moist environments, so they’re perfect for a dirty shower drain.
Here’s what you need to know about these worms:
1. They love dirty water and moist environments.
2. They can grow up to 3 inches long.
3. They can cause blockages in drains and pipes, which can lead to flooding or even a sink full of water.
4. You can get rid of drainworms by cleaning out your shower drain regularly and installing a drain snake if necessary.
If you’ve been noticing small black worms in your shower, there’s probably a good explanation for it. These little critters are called nematodes, and they’re common inhabitants of soil and water. If you live in an area with dampness or sewage contamination, nematodes may be able to make their way into your home and cause damage. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get rid of them and prevent future problems.