Cockroaches Found During Bathroom Renovation
“I had my bathroom remodeled, retiling everything & replacing the tub with just a shower. During the remodel, all the walls were opened up & the shower floor was rebuilt. Before the remodel there were never any roaches. Now, every other night or so when I go in the bathroom there are a couple of baby roaches crawling around on the floor. I’m pretty sure they’re coming from the shower drain, although it’s possible they could be coming from the space around the pipe before the stop valve (to the toilet). Why are these little buggers showing up now?”
Cockroaches can be unexpectedly encountered during a bathroom renovation for several reasons. Bathrooms are typically warm and humid environments, making them conducive for cockroaches, which thrive in such conditions. Additionally, hidden spaces, such as behind wall tiles, inside plumbing fixtures, or within floor gaps, can provide ideal shelter for these resilient pests. During renovations, disturbances to these concealed areas may displace or reveal cockroach populations that have remained hidden for some time. Moreover, cockroaches are attracted to moisture and organic matter, which can accumulate in bathrooms over the years.