Drain flies in showers may be mistaken for worms, explains All About Worms. Drain-flies, also called moth-flies, usually flock around moist areas in a home. The larvae that are spawned resemble worms, but they are most likely insects in the early stages of life.Continue Reading
All About Worms goes on to say that maggots can form within shower drains, and they are most likely the offspring of flies. Maggot larvae tend to be larger than their drain-fly counterparts, and flies breed in unsanitary places. A shower that has not been cleaned in a while is an excellent breeding haven for maggots.
My Get Rid Of Guide categorizes larvae and maggots as sewer worms, although the website concedes they are technically not worms. According to Tiny Worm, small, black worms can also show in toilet bowls and are usually an indicator of insect larvae that have spawned in sewer drains.
In the case of septic systems, the Galveston County Health District of Texas notes that humans can be exposed to parasitic worms in the event of a septic backup, which is why professionals recommend to have septic systems regularly pumped. The odds of actual earthworms being found in septic systems are slim, according to Mother Earth News. Worms can live around septic systems, but they cannot actually live in the tanks, since they need oxygen to survive.Learn more about Invasive Insects
The frequency with which a person showers is a choice that depends on the individual's personal and cultural preferences. Many people shower frequently because of social pressure, since dirt and body odor are viewed negatively in society, according to Columbia University's Alice! Health Promotion.Full Answer >
While showers are generally dependable, a malfunctioning diverter valve on a tub-shower combination prevents changing the water from the tub spout to the showerhead. Installing a new, low-flow showerhead with an older diverter valve sometimes causes problems. Replacing the tub spout with a new one usually fixes either problem.Full Answer >
Unlike other meteor showers, the Draconid meteor shower is not confined to a specific area of the sky, so the best way to watch them is to find a location away from the lights of the city, lie back on a blanket, and prepare to spend at least two hours gazing at the sky. When sky-gazing for the Draconid meteors it's best to point your feet in a north-to-northwest direction.Full Answer >
Showers are a healthy part of hygiene, but people do not need to take showers daily. Excessive bathing or showering can lead to dry skin, and it can also wash away the natural bacteria and oils that protect the skin against infections. Some experts suggest that the average person should take a shower two times within three days and wash essential areas that are prone to odor on non-shower days.Full Answer >