Cockroach has since the ancient times been a resident of our planet. Meaning that, the cockroaches inhabited the earth long before human and will most likely remain here long after us.
In Finland, several different species of cockroaches can be found e.g. German cockroach (Blatta germanica), Dusky cockroach (Ectobius lapponicus), Forest cockroach (Ectobius sylvestris), Brown banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), Australian roach (Periplaneta australasiae) and Oriental cockroach (Periplaneta orientalis).
Cockroach is not only a very disgusting creature, but it also spreads various bacterial and viral diseases. Therefore, their existence e.g. in your apartment or household needs to be taken very seriously and pest control actions need to be started without any hesitation.
As their name often indicates, they usually (with wild Dusky and Forest cockroach as the most notable exceptions) come to Finland from abroad. Therefore, all the luggages, boxes and containers imported to Finland with the contained goods and material, shall be carefully checked after they are emptied. They shall be also kept long-term in a cool storage facilities.
In Finland, the most common cockroach is a German cockroach (Blatta germanica). It is 10-15 mm long and flat pest. Its main color is golden or dark brown.
However, as cockroaches have several different species, their size and coloring will vary considerably. For example, Finnish cockroach species Dusky cockroach (Ectobius lapponicus) and Forest cockroach (Ectobius sylvestris) do not require professional pest control actions if only a few of them are located indoors.
What can I do by myself?
Cockroaches are able to enter your apartment or company through e.g. different cracks, holes, sewerage and ventilation channels. Especially the kitchen area of your apartment or company is attractive to cockroaches if you have not taken care of the following issues:
- Regularly clean up all food waste (e.g. bread and bunny crumbs) from the kitchen levels.
- Keep all your dry foodstuff e.g. in the glass jar under the tight lid.
- Keep kitchen sink and buckets free from liquids.
- Carefully clean all the containers (e.g. bottles and jars) that require recycling before placing them to the recycle bin.
- Take the trash out daily. Keep the waste under the closed lid.
- Maintain general cleaniness e.g. by recycling unnecessary cardboard boxes and newspapers (minimize the hiding places of cockroaches)
- Repair your building e.g. by sealing all the available joints, gaps and slots.
If you are unable to solve your cockroach problem with the preventive actions, please contact us. We will solve it!
At first, case pre-study and then the design of unique pest control plan. After that, efficient and high-quality pest control actions with the latest available methods and techniques. In order to achieve high-quality results in the most efficient way, we tend to use different kind of pest control methods and techniques. Our main target in pest control, is to avoid pesticides as much as possible.
Our technical responsible persons, will provide upon request additional information about our pest control methods and techniques. Please, contact us for more information!