Pests in textiles and furs (adults)
- Casemaking clothes moth
- Wedding clothes moth
Pests in groceries (adults)
- Blow fly
about 10 mm
- Mediterranean flour moth
- Indian meal moth
Habitant pests (adults)
All kinds of flying insects will penetrate to our households and real estates all the time even though we do all kind of preventive actions. What is common to those flying insects is that they will search for shelter, warmth or food.
Most of the flying insects are harmless but unfortunately not all of them as some of them will do indoors harm or even considerable damage.
For example, some pests live in groceries and in their storage facilities. Some pests will do damage to nature's material e.g. furs, wool and feathers. Some pests will come to our washing facilities from the sewerage. Some pests live in houseplants.
Flying insects are also very famous carriers of millions of pathogenic microbes such as Listeria (monocytogenes), Salmonella and Escheria coli.
Luckily, those pests can be controlled by using various methods and pesticides.
First thing you should do is to identify the pest. Pests can be at best identified by their distinctive marks. Our identification chart (at left) makes it easy for you to identify the most common flying insects in Finland.
If you find it difficult to identify the pest, please send its picture or sample to us and we will identify it for yourself. Please also describe at the same time, where did you found it?
By using the top menu as well as the links below, you are able to open the page in which the pest is described in more detailed.