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Pests and bugs

Sometimes various small creepies may appear in apartments. They are usually harmless and do not cause any major damage or health risks to residents. Vermin can be prevented by maintaining cleanliness and storing items correctly.

Silverfish and ants

Ants and silverfish are often found in apartments. Silverfish are probably the most common type of harmless vermin. They like damp places and move along drain channels. When there is a lot of food crumbs and grease, this vermin proliferates faster as it has more nourishment. The best way to avoid silverfish is to keep the bathroom floor dry and clean the floor drains regularly.

Grain beetles and flour beetles

Although grain beetles and flour beetles are not dangerous for humans, they can spoil food. Sometimes their larvae or eggs can get into a food package during the storing or packaging stage. The vermin may then spread to all dry food stored in the cabinet. In this case, throw away all opened dry food packages or, alternatively, put flour, cereal, nut and rice bags in the freezer. Opened dry food packages should be checked a few times a year. Plastic bags with nuts and dried fruit are preferred places for vermin. Spices, on the other hand, do not generally attract insects.

Vermin: bedbug, cockroach, louse and flea

Vermin can be carried to apartments with luggage or furniture, for example. Good advice is to put suitcases at a freezing temperature immediately after returning from a journey. Full-grown bedbugs are about 4 to 5 mm long and resemble an apple seed. Bedbugs move around at night leaving dark faeces behind them. Bedbugs hide near the bed or within 1 to 2 metres from the bed. When a bedbug bites, it secretes saliva, which may irritate skin or cause an allergic reaction to some people.

If you suspect that there are bedbugs in your apartment, it is important to immediately fill in a fault report. Vermin control is taken care of by professionals.