Creatures that can crawl through toilets and how to stop them

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How to prevent and respond to these events

Keep your toilet clean: This may sound obvious, but you do need to clean your toilet regularly and properly. Disinfectant cleaners are great for the job, and if you want something cheaper, white vinegar or baking soda can be used. You can also buy a freshener that sticks to the rim of the toilet and will smell nice with every flush.

Keep it dry: Most pests love humidity and are attracted to wet bathroom floors. Therefore, it is important to remove standing water from the sink or floor after showering. If you notice a plumbing leak, call a technician right away and have them fix it.

Clean pipes the natural way: Add equal parts sugar, water, vinegar, and 5-10 drops of dish soap to a bowl. Mix them and pour them down the toilet or sink. You can also pour some boiling water into the toilet.

Call a pest control company: If you don’t have the time or courage to deal with pests yourself, call a professional and have them use a powerful cleaner. After that, you can occasionally run the water down the drain with the cleaner to make sure no bugs crawl into the toilet.

Have you ever noticed an uninvited guest in your toilet – if so, what was it and how did you react to it?

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