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    Asked Jul 14, 2012, 05:21 AM 3 Answers
    I've found tiny bugs that are always in my bathroom shower usually in large numbers. Does anyone know what kind of bug they are and where they come from as well as what I can do about them? I always vacuum the shower but they always come back each time. Please help

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    Jul 14, 2012, 06:23 PM
    I have exactly the same thing ! Very very tiny and every morning, I'm in Colorado. Today I also saw them in my yard in a rock/ gravel area. I used a granular ground insect killer outside, they were still alive last I checked
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    Jul 17, 2012, 08:43 PM
    The picture's kind of fuzzy. Is the bug fuzzy? Are they dainty, weak fliers? (Beetles have hard wing covers, whereas moth flies have 1 pair of clear wings.) Do they look like this?



    This is a moth fly. Moth flies infest drain slime, hence their other common name of "drain fly". They are more closely related to flies than to moths.

    Control the slime that can grow in drains for a longer term solution. Clean your drains with bottle brushes. Pouring very hot water down the infested drain can sometimes work. If your problem is deeper in the drain then you might choose to use an enzymatic bacterial drain cleaner.

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    Oct 2, 2012, 05:55 PM
    I have the same thing... small brownish black bugs. Not as many in the shower as much as the closet beside the shower. They look like they have wings but I never see them fly. They crawl so far and then just seem to die. I sweep them up all the time. Have tried every kind of bug killer I can buy but nothing works. Don't see them any place else. Seem like they come out more at night. Slow moving but they manage to get across the bathroom floor at night. They are not fuzzy like the second picture. Any ideas? They are more brown then the picture above shows. Can not find where they originate. It has to be around water pipes because they could not get in the tub by crawling. They are not that energetic or could not make it that far. Ready to call an exterminator. Wish I knew what they were and maybe I would not have to spend the money for the exterminator.
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