Indoor pests

You are on a page maintained by the City of Helsinki Environment Services, which shares information about indoor pests. If you find insects in your apartment, you can utilise the information and pictures on this page to recognise and exterminate pests. Recognition is not always required, as the same extermination measures apply to many different groups of pests.

The Environment Services does not provide pest extermination services or sell pesticides. Pesticides, as well as rat poison, can be bought from pharmacies, hardware stores, department stores and garden stores. The contact information of companies carrying out exterminations can be found in the service index of the phone book, as well as the online company index.

The Environment Services can give advice on external parasites by phone: Residential health advice: tel. +358 9 310 15000 (Mon, Wed-Fri: from 9 a.m. to noon, Tue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Common household pests

attagenus woodroffei

Museum beetle larva

bedbugsawtoothed grain beetle

Indianmeal mothsilver fish



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