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Old 03-21-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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Since ive moved into my new room the bathroom that is attached to it has had "pill bugs" or "Rolly Pollys" appearing in the bathtuv. I didnt know where they were coming from as they just seemed to appear from no where untill i finally saw one crawl out of the shower drain. These are the least offensive buggs that exist but it is still kind of annoying to have to clean them up everytime you want to take a shower.

And im rather curious as to where they could be coming from. I mean they cant just live in the pipes can they? The water pressure would flush them out.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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Since ive moved into my new room the bathroom that is attached to it has had "pill bugs" or "Rolly Pollys" appearing in the bathtuv. I didnt know where they were coming from as they just seemed to appear from no where untill i finally saw one crawl out of the shower drain. These are the least offensive buggs that exist but it is still kind of annoying to have to clean them up everytime you want to take a shower.

And im rather curious as to where they could be coming from. I mean they cant just live in the pipes can they? The water pressure would flush them out.
what floor you live on?
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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gross! bugs = teh suck
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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Dude that is some nasty crypt keeper sh*t.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:03 PM   #5
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oh man, I havent seen those bugs in like 10 years....
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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All I can picture is a horror movie scene where bugs are pouring out of your drain like water from a faucet. Horrific.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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because you're a dirty hippy?
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:07 PM   #9
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bleach em bill bleach em!
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:08 PM   #10
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bleach em bill bleach em!
yep or a little draino should take care of them.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:15 PM   #11
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Since ive moved into my new room the bathroom that is attached to it has had "pill bugs" or "Rolly Pollys" appearing in the bathtuv. I didnt know where they were coming from as they just seemed to appear from no where untill i finally saw one crawl out of the shower drain. These are the least offensive buggs that exist but it is still kind of annoying to have to clean them up everytime you want to take a shower.

And im rather curious as to where they could be coming from. I mean they cant just live in the pipes can they? The water pressure would flush them out.
what floor you live on?

its a 1 story house.

As for bleach; draino didnt kill em so i doubt bleach would do it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:16 PM   #12
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Since ive moved into my new room the bathroom that is attached to it has had "pill bugs" or "Rolly Pollys" appearing in the bathtuv. I didnt know where they were coming from as they just seemed to appear from no where untill i finally saw one crawl out of the shower drain. These are the least offensive buggs that exist but it is still kind of annoying to have to clean them up everytime you want to take a shower.

And im rather curious as to where they could be coming from. I mean they cant just live in the pipes can they? The water pressure would flush them out.
what floor you live on?

its a 1 story house.

As for bleach; draino didnt kill em so i doubt bleach would do it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:18 PM   #13
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what... draino is almost like acid, you got some robo-bugs dude.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:23 PM   #14
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some liquid poison????????????
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:24 PM   #15
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what... draino is almost like acid, you got some robo-bugs dude.
it's called mutant rolly pollys that are resistant to acid!
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #16
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Depending on the chemical drain opener, it can be basic, acidic or microbial based. None of these products are recommended for pest control in a sanitary drain system! Your pipes are most likely leaking and this moisture is rotting the wood under and around your shower. This deficiency should be corrected without delay as the cost of repairs will only increase as you wait. Damp wood is also very attractive to subterranean termites (however it won't necessarily draw them from the ground!) and can support a destructive number even if the foundation is properly treated for them. Pillbugs are relatively harmless in small numbers but this is a warning sign.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #17
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They could be living in the vent stack portion of the drain, and thus your chemical assault missed.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:39 PM   #18
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Since ive moved into my new room the bathroom that is attached to it has had "pill bugs" or "Rolly Pollys" appearing in the bathtuv. I didnt know where they were coming from as they just seemed to appear from no where untill i finally saw one crawl out of the shower drain. These are the least offensive buggs that exist but it is still kind of annoying to have to clean them up everytime you want to take a shower.

And im rather curious as to where they could be coming from. I mean they cant just live in the pipes can they? The water pressure would flush them out.
Be thankfull they're not earwigs.

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Old 03-21-2005, 07:40 PM   #19
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Purchase sodium lump. [!] Consult with MSDS if you don't know the proper way to handle this material! Drop 10g (start at smaller if you're not sure of the integrity of your DWV system!) down the main roof vent and pour no less than 500 mL of water that's lukewarm at the coldest. The hydrogen liberated will be ignited by the intense exothermic reaction. This ignition is indicated by a loud report (BOOM) that your entire neighborhood will witness. Always wear splash resistant googles and keep your face away from the vent pipe at all times. Flames will usually erupt out of the pipe briefly. Make sure no one is using any of the heads (toilets) especially in close vicinity of the main vent. They will definitely be splashed, however this water is still very neutral. All water going down the drain will have a pH of 14. Your pipes will flow very clean. This is not recommened if you have plastic pipes as the reaction temperature is very high and the shockwave is sufficient to crack or shatter most schedule 40 PVC and ABS. Just keep it under 10g to be on the safe side.

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Old 03-21-2005, 07:40 PM   #20
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Pour a bleach solution down the drain. Not too strong. If that's no good, check with a plumber, then use a solution of 10:1 water/muriatic acid. It's available at home depot.
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Your semen.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:52 PM   #22
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Call the xterminator
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:46 AM   #23
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Call the xterminator

But that costs money, and the sharkskeepers idea, though cool, seems like it might do more harm than good.
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