How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in the Bathroom

The bathroom is an interesting place for roaches.  Look, they are going to be there. Don’t be fooled into thinking that your cockroaches stay in the kitchen.  Getting rid of cockroaches in the bathroom is necessary for your home to get total elimination. So, what is it about the bathroom that they like so much?

Bathroom Attractions

It’s all about the moisture and fecal matter.  I mean roaches live on decaying matter. Most roaches live in the forest under leaves and dead wood and eat things that are decaying.  They are basically clean up experts and attracted to your feces (gross!). Ok, I know it’s gross, but that’s why it’s so important to keep your bathroom clean.  People with messy bathrooms wake up and find that roaches are just sitting in the toilet. You might drown a few this way, but it won’t get rid of your problem.

The moisture is also pretty good.  You know when you get out of the shower and the mirror is all fogged up.  The roaches love that. First of all, the steamy air makes it so you can’t see them (that’s a bad joke), but realistically there is a lot of moisture in the air.  That’s why many bathrooms grow mold on the ceiling. It’s from all the moisture. Well, roaches love hot and humid areas. That’s why most of them moved to Florida and Texas and California.  So, in your bathroom they moisture is really an attractant and so is the heat.

Getting Rid of the Cockroaches for Good

Now, you know why they are there and it makes it easier to eliminate them.  For starters, control the moisture; no leaky sinks. If you take a shower, open the bathroom window to let out the moisture.  If you have a toilet, clean it daily; especially until the roaches are gone.

Finally, put down your roach bait.  The first place is to put it under the sink.  It’s dark under there and usually their best hiding place.  They also like quick access to water. This is usually all that is needed.  Keep it dry in the bathroom and put some bait under the sink and you will get rid of your bathroom roaches.