Springtails in bathroom sink

Old 10-10-15, 05:59 AM
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Springtails in bathroom sink

Hey all! I noticed a few springtails in our bathroom sink last night. I know this is a popular area for them to congregate in, and due to a really wet year here in Oklahoma I've seen a lot of them around the outside of the home.

I have a pest control guy coming out Monday to treat the outside and the house's siding, but what I'm wondering is: is there anything I can buy at a local store (Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.) that I can use to treat the sink for the time being? From what I've read, things like bleach and Drano are pointless to use against these guys.

Thanks for any tips!
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Is there an overflow drain in the sink? If so, then I’d spray into that in a sweeping motion as best you can. Use an aerosol labeled for crawling insects, as that will leave a residual. Get one that has an applicator tip, or straw, such as WD-40 does.

Also, get under the sink, pull away the chrome plates that surround the pipes where they enter/exit the cabinet and spray well into those openings.

If no overflow drain then I suspect they simply fell or went into the sink and couldn’t get back out. I doubt they came up the drain as the trap would be full of water.

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