Tiny black bugs around bathtub, kitchen faucet.

Asked December 29, 2018, 1:11 AM EST

What are they? They come in bathtub and behind kitchen faucet. If I read with a book light at night they come around. Seems to be an infestation at the moment. Don’t live long, I find many dead. So small they can come through screens. I live in Hawaii in wet vegetation. My son says they are Barrel Bugs? Is there anything I can do to get rid of them?

Hawaii County Hawaii

2 Responses

The best thing to do is bring a few bugs in a small jar of rubbing alcohol to your extension office for proper identification and they will make specific control strategies for you. Here is the extension office on Hawaii:
Komohana Research and Extension Center
875 Komohana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
tel: (808)969-8201
fax: (808)981-5211
komohana@ctahr.hawaii.edu

I will do that Michael! Mahalo