We recently heard from a reader in Canada. She sent us this message (we have edited it a little), “We have these white worms around our bathroom sink. Before the worms came, we had these small grey bugs. Once they left, the white worms came. Please help us.” She didn’t send us a photo or include any other details about the specimens other than the fact that the worms are white and the bugs are small and grey.
Unfortunately, it will be impossible for us to determine exactly what our reader is dealing with. We simply don’t have enough information to make an accurate identification. While we know that the worms are white, we don’t know if they are long or short, skinny or round, segmented or smooth. Any of these details would be extremley helpful. The same is true for the small, grey bugs. It is helpful to know they are small, but “bug” can be a very loose term. Did they have wings? Legs? Antennae? We just don’t know.
It is possible that the grey bugs were the adult stage, and the white “worms” are the larvae. In other words, the grey bugs laid eggs around the bathroom sink, and when the eggs hatched the “white worms” appeared. We don’t know specifically what these organisms are. However, we think a good way to get rid of them would be to give a thorough cleaning to the bathroom sink and the area around it. She should wipe down all surfaces with a cleaning agent designed to kill organic material. In addition, she should clean out the drain of the sink. A lot of grime builds up in a drain, and this grime could be the food source for these mystery critters.
To wrap up, one of our readers discovered some small grey bugs around her bathroom sink. Once they disappeared, she noticed some white worms. We don’t know what these creatures are, but we recommend she clean the bathroom sink to eliminate any potential food sources for the organisms.