Entries by Pest Control Canada

Halifax library closed twice after bed bug sightings

Halifax North Memorial Public Library has closed twice in the last week after staff discovered bed bugs on a piece of library furniture and on CDs and DVDs that had been returned.  The Gottingen Street library was closed for spraying last week and again on Thursday morning. Terry Gallagher, facilities director at Halifax Public Libraries said  “This is […]

Dog mite

6138  Hi! I’m hoping someone can help me identify this bug. I found a few on my bedding today, my dogs also sleep on the bed. They were tiny… not even a millimetre, the few I saw were reddish brown in colour. The attached is under 4x magnification.  thank you,  Juliana. Your photo is a […]

Bed bug

6137  This was found on my daughter’s bed. No others have been found. She lives in Ottawa. The photo was taken on Sept 18, 2017. This is a bed bug.  Your daughter should  call a professional or contact the landlord if she is renting. http://pestcontrolcanada.com/bed-bugs

metallic wood-boring beetle

6136   Hi   I found this shiny brown bug inside, on the cold tile floor. The location is lakeside, at Seeleys Bay, about 30 minutes north of Kingston, Ontario.  The bug is about 1cm in length (about the size of a dime).  I looked through beetle (and cockroach) references on- line but didn’t see any creatures […]

two-spotted tree cricket

6135  Hi there,  Curious to know what kind of bug this is? It’s currently hanging onto the screen door off of our dining room. We’re located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It’s a fairly cool evening here, about 15C (59F).  Ian  This is a two-spotted tree cricket. Neoxabea bipunctata (Orthoptera: Gryllidae); see http://tinyurl.com/ya9war7g for images and more […]

Masked Hunter

6134   Hi.  This bug was just inside my house in Nova Scotia. Is this a form of tick? This is a masked Hunter. Both adults and nymphs are predators that feed on other insects including flies, carpet beetles, mealworms and bed bugs. The adult bug is dark brown or black and about 3/4 of inch […]

Carpenter ant nest damage

6133   Hi, there,  I saw this under my deck. Did not see the ant, but I am wondering if it sign of white ant?  Thanks a lot. I live in Burnaby, B.C.  Jerry The holes and course wood fibre (frass) indicate typical damage caused by carpenter ants. See this web page for more information: http://pestcontrolcanada.com/ants/carpenter-ants

long-horned wood-boring beetle

6132 Hi.  We found this beetle by the garage in July in Grand Forks BC. I couldn’t find any photos to match on the website.  Can you identify it?  Thanks,  Lennette.  This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); it looks like Prionus californicus – see https://tinyurl.com/2ue3qel for an image and detailed information on its life […]

flat-backed millipede

6131  Hello! My name is Nikki.  I found this guy at work in the gorge today, at the base of the Niagara Falls. Ontario, Canada This is a flat-backed millipede (family Polydesmida) in the family Xystodesmidae; it looks like Sigmoria trimaculata – see https://tinyurl.com/yct6dqg9 for an image. These are harmless detrivores, but have an interesting […]

How to get rid of bed bugs.

We have an infestation of bed bugs. How do we get rid of them? We have removed mattress and box spring out of our son’s room. Now what? The biggest challenge in dealing with bed bugs is finding them. They can hide in numerous places besides beds.  Inexperienced home owners often spend more money trying unsuccessfully […]

reproductive termite

6130    On September 8, 2017 we found aprox. 50 bugs in our home. We have never had a bug problem in the past. We spent the night vacuuming and were hoping that they were gone, unfortunately two days later they are back.   Size :  aprox 2 mm,  month: September,  after a hot dry summer, we first […]

reproductive termite

6129  What is this?  Found him crawling on the kitchen floor and it’s about 1.5cm long and is a reddish brown colour. We are in the Fraser Valley and it’s early September. Thanks Andy. This is a reproductive termite that has shed its wings; it looks like a Pacific dampwood termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis (Blattodea: Archotermopsidae).  Unlike […]

flea beetles

6128  Hi there.  Would you mind please helping me identify this beetle. Found on a grapevine in Southern Okanagan,  Duncan These appear to be flea beetles, possibly grape flea beetles, Altica chalybea (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); see https://tinyurl.com/y9sfpcuo for an image. Foliage feeding such as shown in your image seldom causes any serious harm to the plants, […]

black burying beetle

6127  Dear Sir/ Madam, Kindly help me identify these insects. Photo was taken in Mission, British Columbia, Canada on the last week of August, 2017.  I am not sure if those insects at the back of the beetle are its babies or some kind of “Tick’? Thanks very much in advance! Martin This appears to […]

carpet beetles

6126  My name is Amanda. I am located in downtown Toronto & I have just found an accumulation of these dead bugs in my window sill. They are approx. 2mm in length. There appears to be 2 different kinds – one with a bronze coloured body, the other with a speckled grey body. They appear […]

sphinx moth caterpillar

6125   Hello, I don’t think I saw this one on any of the pages. It was found just outside of Port Elgin Ontario. I would say it was maybe 2 inches long and crawling pretty quickly.  Thanks!  Russ This is a caterpillar of a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); possibly Ceratomia undulosa (the waved sphinx) – […]

Technician, Calgary area

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larva of a lady beetle

6124   Hadashville , Manitoba , destroying my bean crops ,especially the fava beans worst ,thank you …..Sam  This is the larva of a lady beetle (Coleoptera:, Coccinellidae); specifically, it is an Asian multi-coloured lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis). These are not damaging your plants, but feed on aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects – see https://tinyurl.com/3cc75vc for […]

scarab beetle

6123 Hi There –  I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba & found this 2 inch × 1.6 inch huge beetle on the sidewalk outside of my apartment a few days ago. It’s been quite humid all week & rather hot. Never seen a beetle this large ever, let alone in the Canadian prairies before. Where might it […]

American carrion beetle

6122  Good day,Today when I arrived at my home this very distinguished bug was on my steps. I am curious to know what type of bug it is. I’ve never seen this one before!!  Claudette Pine Falls, MB. This is an American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana (Coleoptera: Silphidae); see https://tinyurl.com/y9fseycx for an image and more detailed […]

Wildlife & Pest Control Technicians

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Stink bug nymph

6121   Country: Cyprus,  Season: summer,  Bugs: outside.   Rose. This appears to be a nymph of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Unfortunately, I cannot offer a more specific i.d. at this time. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

rove beetle

6120   Hello,  This was discovered on the hood of a car downtown Ottawa mid-August 2017.  All that I can gather from Web research is that it may belong to a wood boring insect, but nothing is matching any descriptions for Ontario.  It is close to an inch long. I’d appreciate any extra information if you […]

flea beetle

6119   Hi there, Jordan from Winnipeg here. There have been a lot of these insects popping up over the last couple of days (mid August). They are tiny black beetle like insects with yellow stripes on the sides that will land on anything including the side of the house, furniture and people. They fly away […]

Mormon cricket

6118   Hello! I found this guy outside of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan in the middle of August on a cool cloudy day around 10AM. It was about 1-1/4″ long from the end of the stinger to it’s head. Would love to know what it is!! Thanks! This appears to be a female Mormon cricket, Anabrus simplex […]

arachnid in the order Solifugae

6117  Good day, this was found in Medicine Hat, Alberta and we are just curious if we should be concerned. About half an inch long, it was found in my husbands locker at work where he stores his shoes/boots. Thanks so much for any info. Darrah This is a solpugid; an arachnid in the order Solifugae, […]

Stink bug nymph

6116    My name is Sonja and this little guy was on my lawn furniture this morning. Never seen anything like it before. Location is  Simcoe County Ontario. It is Aug. 2017, cool out 13°C, rained last night, we live in a maple bush.  Thanks. This is a nymph of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); it appears […]

Moth pupa

6115  Grub under ground, under a tree in my lawn, about 2 cm long. I live in the Okanagan Valley, BC. This is a pupa of a moth, possibly in the family Noctuidae as many species in this family pupate in soil or in leaf litter on the ground. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

red-shouldered pine borer

6114  Hi. I’m in Saint John, New Brunswick.  The photo was taken on Aug 20th 2017 in the Red Head area of Saint John.  I searched on line but could not find a beetle exactly like it.  However, it does seem to fit in with soldier beetle category.  Might that be correct?    Thank you. Betty  This […]

stone centipede

6113   I was wondering if you could help me to identify this insect?  I live in a condo in Port Credit, Ontario.  For the most part, the weather is hot and humid, and has been raining often.  My condo is air conditioned, and not humid like the weather outside.  I found 2 of these insects within […]

Bed Bug

6112    Hi my name is Catherine and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I was sitting on my bed reading  and all of a sudden my foot began to feel like a bug was crawling on me. So I scratched my foot, then I see this BUG crawling next to my foot. Can u PLEASE tell […]

house centipede

6111   Krista. Hamilton,  Ontario. Indoors, rainy outside. Late summer, early August. Found on floor of my my bedroom around midnight. About 2cm in length.   Bug is currently dead but I’ve seen it alive prior.  This appears to be a house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) that has lost all its legs; see https://tinyurl.com/create.php for an image and detailed information on […]