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Bedbug Increasing in Finland
« on: Aug 30, 2012, 07:44 AM »
Ants and bees are typical summer nuisances in Finland, but bedbugs and roaches are now joining these unwelcome house guests.

"The number of bedbugs and roaches is rapidly rising,” says pest control technician Janne Mettälä, adding that many are souvenirs of foreign travel in and outside of the continent.

Bedbugs are sneaky culprits, according to Mettälä. The parasitic insects go into stealth mode, surviving without moving and eating for up to eight months at a time. Luckily, even the hardy bedbugs have trouble surviving the Finnish winter.

Ants and bees are still the most common home invaders. Ants raid food pantries while bees thrive in ceiling nooks and crannies. Year-round vermin include those that burrow into textiles and dry foodstuffs.

“Clients often notice they have small black bugs living in their flour bags,” says Mettälä of his most common type of assignment.

In Finland pest proofing doesn’t require residents evacuating their homes as most pesticides work in five hours or less.

Fall rodent invasion

As autumn evenings grow colder, bugs are finding their days are numbered, but cooling temperatures are forcing rodents to seek refuge in dumpsters, where they can forage for food undisturbed.

“The most important thing is keeping bins tidy,” said Maritta Valtonen, a health inspector with the city of Lappeenranta.

Source: Yle

Re: Bedbug Increasing in Finland
« Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2012, 10:14 PM »
Upon how technology has risen in the past years,a big country like finland cannot develop a cure for it