For the past few days there has been these tiny bugs coming from my sink. At first I thought they were going to the sink – now I think they're coming up from the pipes!! Is this possible? I've tried pouring bleach down the drain but that doesn't seem to help. These are small insects that kind of look like fleas but there are thousands in my two sinks pretty much every day.
You most likely have springtails. This insect becomes very active in the spring and they look like a flea. The good news is that they don't bite like a flea. The bad news is that once they start emerging, it means you have a local population close by that's migrating. As explained in our SPRINGTAIL CONTROL ARTICLE, migrating springtails can be quite the nuisance. Unless you're able to treat their nest site directly, the chances are high they'll keep coming so keep an eye out on local activity. If you are able to locate other sites where they are emerging, you should be able to address the site directly and hopefully get some control measures in place. But the key to this pest is identifying these locations. Once you find the nest site, which is usually in the ground somewhere, directly treating the area will yield some good results.