So, what are those tiny black worms in your toilet from?
Tiny black worms in the toilet may indicate that you may have some type of infestation of larvae somewhere in your sewer system. Typically what happens is the tiny toilet worms are the maggot stage of the black scavenger fly. These flies are tiny and live around poop and excrement – meaning that a toilet or sewer system is the ideal environment for these little pesks! Any kind of backup or break in the sewer system that gives the insects access to the excrement could result in an infestation of flies – and as a result in the appearance of tiny black worms in your toilet.
Stand-alone septic systems can in particular be a common spot for these tiny black worms which are about 1/4 inch long and can sometimes even be seen coming out of the shower drain.
Another far, far less common reason that you might see tiny black worms in your toilet could be because the worms are coming from you. In very, very, rare circumstances some people can get parasite infections which can cause tiny black worms to come out of their urine. In these cases, it is highly suggested that you see a doctor to determine what type of parasite you have and cure your problem. In most cases however, this is not going to be the cause of worms in your toilet. Be sure to check your toilet very careful before you use it for signs of worms to help you determine if the toilet worms are coming from you or were already there.b
How to get rid of the toilet worms?
Generally to get rid of these worms in your toilet you’ll have to find the cause of the problem – meaning you’ll need to find the pipe that’s broken, or place where the excrement is leaking from – this is where the larvae are multiplying – repair it and you will solve your worm problem.