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Cockroaches in Restaurants in Finland: How to Protect and Combat

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Cockroaches are among the most despised and feared pests that a restaurant owner or entrepreneur can encounter. In Finland, even though cockroaches aren’t as common as in many other countries, they are still a significant issue, especially in restaurants and the food service industry. In this article, we’ll look at why cockroaches are a problem, how they enter restaurants, and what you can do to combat them.

Why are cockroaches a problem in restaurants?

Cockroaches can cause several issues in restaurants:

  1. Health Risks:

    Cockroaches can carry numerous diseases, bacteria, and parasites, which can contaminate food and pose health risks to customers and staff.

  2. Reputation Damage:

    Seeing a cockroach in a restaurant can be catastrophic for its reputation. In today’s era of social media, a single negative review or photo of a cockroach can spread quickly and harm the business for a long time.

  3. Financial Consequences:

    Combatting cockroaches and dealing with potential health issues can be costly.

How do cockroaches enter restaurants?

In Finland, especially during the cold months, buildings are heated indoors, creating an ideal environment for cockroaches. They can enter in several ways:

  • With deliveries of goods
  • Through piping and drainage systems
  • Through cracks and gaps in the building’s exterior

Combating cockroaches in a restaurant

  1. Prevention:

    Prevention is the best way to combat cockroaches. This means maintaining hygiene, proper waste handling, and regular cleaning.

  2. Detect the problem early:

    Quick response is key in combating cockroaches. The faster you identify the problem, the easier it is to manage.

  3. Hire a professional:

    Cockroach control can be complex. A professional pest control company, like Antitec Oy, can provide effective solutions to remove cockroaches and prevent them in the future.


The presence of cockroaches in a restaurant is not just a nuisance; it can jeopardize the reputation and finances of the business. Protecting and proactive action are paramount in combating these pests. If you suspect a cockroach infestation, contact a professional, such as Antitec Oy, who can assist you in resolving the problem efficiently.

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