How do I get rid of black mold mites around the shower?

Have these little black. Bugs in shower area.... they look like specks of black dirt but they move and fly. It seems like they hang out in the corners which are not. Totally grouted. Has anyone had this problem and has found a successful remedy ..

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  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 08, 2019

    sounds like either fruit flies or fungus gnats both are drwan to moisture as all live creatures are. gotta know what they are first... Color: Fruit flies range from tan to black. Fungus gnats are dark gray or black.

    Shape: Thinking about fruit flies or gnats in comparison to other pests can help identify them. Fruit flies have a rounded silhouette like a smaller version of the common house fly. On the other hand, fungus gnats feature dangling legs and long bodies that make them appear similar to a small mosquito.

    Eyes: Fruit flies are easy to recognize by their big, red eyes, but fungus gnat eyes are so small they are hard to see.

    Fruit flies do not come up out of drains but are drawn to the gross slimey stuff in drains & water everything wants water. Fruit flies are especially attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. But they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags.clean everything really well using hottest water and bleach. Fungus gnats-----Get Mosquito Bits granules and put in all your house plants then water well let plants dry for 7-10 days then repeat .. these are non toxic not a chemical Mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits are made from naturally occurring soil bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis strain israelensis (for the rest of us: Bti) on bits of corn cob.They are one of the most effective products on the market today.

    Need to caulk tub/shower area well or you will have/develop mold problem

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 08, 2019

    You could try a fruit fly trap or one of those awful sticky strips that hang.Fruit fly trap

    1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

    1 tbsp water

    a squirt of dish detergent

    Take a 20 oz soda bottle, cut it 1/3 way down and unscrew top. Pour mixture in the bottom. Invert the top and place in the bottle. They will fly in and get trapped.