Entries by Pest Control Canada


6191 We’re in Montreal’s West Island area. We have these bugs in the house and they’re usually found in pasta but also marshmallow etc. in the pantry. I haven’t seen them before and am wondering whether they came in some flour or something. Number 6191 – This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), based on your narrative […]

Elm seed bug

6186 I am located in Penticton BC these are in my garage/gym, they are mostly dead and i have to vacuum them daily in the hundreds. Thanks Number 6186 – Like nos. 6177 and 6182, this appears to be an elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae).  These are nuisance pests that do no real […]

Bug OR Bettle

6185 I got this bug or beetle in my house today and couldn’t identify it. Pls let me know what is it. Where did it grow or come from and how to control this. Is it harmful. Thank you Number 6185 – This appears to be a nymph of a soft tick (family Argasidae); it […]

Assassin Bug

6184: This bug bite me and it was worse then a new sting it’s swelled up and now it’s dark red circle where it bite me and itchy like crazy still not healed it been 5 days now I have looked every where to what kind of big this is and asked no one seen […]

Spring Time Flies

From Langham Sask: What are the common springtime flies in our house? Every time this season, these flies are the first for a few weeks and then we do not see them until same time next year. Our house is clean, it is -5C outside, some are outside and some in our house. Where do […]

Unknown Worm

From Edmonton, Alberta: I was away for two weeks and when I came home noticed two tiny worm like bugs on my white bed sheet, and after removing them I found a third smaller worm. I looked up carpet beetle larvae and they did not match the images (they lacked rings and instead were a […]

Silverfish Advice

From Camrose: I have had a silverfish infestation in my apartment since the day I moved in 3 months ago. The exterminators have been here twice and I have sprayed Raid in between times. I continue finding them. My question, are the little white pieces of fuzz that are the same shape as they are […]

Possibly a baby spider

6183 From Toronto: Found a huge black spider in the bathroom, could fit over a toonie, not hairy legs but thought it could be a black widow, sorry no pix, freaked out and just killed it. also next to it a speck of dust that moved, so a baby.. ID? Number 6183 – I believe […]

Grain Weevil

How to get rid of grain weevil, found them near dry beans ? They are about 3 mm long, found some live and dead ones. Thank you, waiting for your advice. Anita I suggest placing any beans or other seeds that are infested or suspected to be infested in a deep freezer (at least -18°C) […]

Bed bug detection going to the dogs

Bed bug detection going to the dogs All Starr Termite and Pest Control Kevin Wright Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (http://www.elgincourier.com/lifestyles/article_31e7f7b2-376b-11e8-95f7-ef7a7772593e.html) Randy Starr and crew found two dogs made bedbug hunting much easier after the canines were extensively trained to discover infestations. One of the greatest feelings at the end of a long day is […]

Bug Populations Are Expected to Explode This Spring

Bug Populations Are Expected to Explode This Spring Ticks will be out in full force according to these expert predictions. By Caroline Picard (https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/a19682879/spring-2018-pests-predictions/) Apr 4, 2018 Don’t let the recent snowfall across the country fool you. Spring is coming and while warm weather, flowers, and sunshine await, so do ticks, ants, and mosquitoes. The […]

To kill invasive ants, feed them what they want

Posted by Brian Wallheimer-Purdue February 28th, 2018 Poison bait is meant to smell and taste like foods that pest insects like invasive ants like to eat. But giving them the real thing instead of a knockoff might be a better option, researchers report. When researchers coated termites with poison and set them free near colonies […]

Pest Control Service Technician – Servicing greater GTA

616  Dec. 20/17    City and Country Pest Control Inc. We are seeking a highly energetic, self motivated individual(s) to join our team. We provide pest control services for residential and commercial clients. Job description: Provide pest control service to commercial and residential clients. Prior pest control experience is a plus; however, not a requirement as […]

elm seed bug

6182  Have found several in the second floor of house over a few weeks – insect smells with sharp odour when crushed – what are they? Regards,  Larry D. Like no. 6177, this appears to be an elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). See https://tinyurl.com/y77dynqq for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, […]

Stink Bug

6181  Hello,  Trying to figure out what came in on my Christmas tree. We are in Calgary, AB area and the store tells me the tree came from out East- likely Quebec or NB. The tree was outside for several days, but it has been a very mild winter ( typically above freezing days).  Cheers,  Tanya […]

silverfish or firebrat

6180   Hello -Shawn here in Prince George B.C.and we are experiencing a mild winter so far this December 2017. We found this unusual critter walking in a shower that does not see regular use & can not seem to identify it. It was @ 8 – 10 mm long and seemed sensitive to light changes/movements. […]

case-bearing clothes moth

6179  Found this in our home in Chilliwack, BC, late November 2017.  It acts like a tube worm, it has been impossible to photograph when the head is out as it seems to be incredibly sensitive to noise and light.  Mark This looks like a case-bearing clothes moth, Tinea pellionella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). See https://tinyurl.com/ychmy3mq elsewhere […]

Fungus gnat

6178  Hi there, I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia and have found a whole lot of these flies in pretty much all of my windows this November- upstairs and in the basement. There was some condensation on some of the windows. They are usually dead or not very active, but have reappeared after spraying with raid. Should […]

elm seed bug

6177  Hello,. This bug is smaller than most that we’ve had, at about 3mm long.  They fly, and when threatened, they just fall and start to fly.  We live in Kelowna BC and we started getting these at the end of summer, and it’s now Nov. 30. They are attracted to our Lipstick plant that […]

Pack Rat

What is this critter living in my garage? How do I remove it? It is November in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada. This is a pack rat, sometimes called a wood rat or bushy tailed rat.  They can be eliminated using rat traps baited with nuts or peanut butter.    


6175  I cannot tell if the rat on the top of the pictures is a Norway rat or a black rat.  It is much larger than the rest of what appear to be black rats.  These rats were trapped on Tinian Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. They were trapped with Victor rat traps, baited […]

Bed bug

6174   Hi there. I found this bug in a bedroom on the floor last evening in Scarborough ON. Could you please identify if possible. Thank you! Cecilia The photo is a little out of focus but it is obviously a bed bug.    See our suggestions to control your problem.  http://pestcontrolcanada.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs .  

Full-time Pest Management Technician servicing Calgary area

615  Nov. 29/17   ZAP Pest Control is currently looking for the right individual(s) to join our team in a full-time, permanent position as a Pest Management Technician servicing Calgary and surrounding areas. We service both residential and commercial clients, providing general pest control as well as bird and wildlife management services.   Please apply to james@zapmypests.ca

Service technician for the Halifax area

614 Nov. 20/17   Terminix Canada is looking for a service technician for the Halifax area. This is a permanent position for a motivated and friendly person who enjoys working with the public. Applicants must have a clean driving record and will need to provide a driver’s abstract and current criminal record check prior to […]

harmless accidental intruder

6173  Hello,  I live in Burlington, Ontario and I found a very small worm/caterpillar on the wall. Can you ID it for me? It moved very slowly in a wave-like manner. Pics are attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks    RM. This is a caterpillar, but I cannot make a more specific determination from this […]

Plant seeds

6172  Attached is a photo of possible bug eggs that were found beneath a baseboard heater in Ottawa, ON. The bottom of the heater is very dusty but these “eggs” were not which suggests that they are new, although this is unknown. It is currently November and there is snow on the ground. These “eggs” were […]

big-eyed bug, Hemiptera

R/sir, myself:   Shriram crop: cotton month: November weather: low temp 20 degree c. This is a big-eyed bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Geocoridae); they are general predators on other small arthropods and this usually considered as beneficial. Nice photo!  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.