Entries by Pest Control Canada

giant lichen orb weaver

6081   Hello, My name is Danielle, I was in Penetanguishene, Ontario visiting some family when we came across this spider. It was sitting on the screen of the kitchen window with its legs all tucked together and facing out in front of its body. It was rather large, its body being roughly the size of a quarter […]


6085   Please help me what is this. It was climbing up my coach after everyone came inside. It is summer at night time around 10 all the lights are on and they were never shut off we are remodelling our kitchen sink so there was a hole in our kitchen or maybe you could have come […]


6084  Mike  here in Winters, California. These photos were taken on a Salvia Clevlandii leaf, date and time as noted on photos.  They were taken with an Aven eScope, so I don’t know the magnification, but these were not visible to the naked eye. Any help greatly appreciated as this has turned into an infestation of […]


6083  Good morning, I found these insects on my Italian plum tree on Vancouver Island. They attach to leaves and fruit by punchers on they back end and cause damage. They are about 4-5mm in length. Any ideas?  


6082  Hi, We found this crawling in our rooftop deck, middle of the day, mid-summer and have never seen one before. It’s about 1.5cm. We have a lot of container plants and something has been chomping on a few, but we can’t find the culprit. Could this be it? Is it a beetle / weevil? Anything […]

Customer Service Representative/Dispatcher Scheduler, Scarborough

Description: We have an opening for a full time permanent Customer Service Representative/Dispatcher Scheduler at our Scarborough branch. Duties will include: • Liaison between call center and residential branches • Dispatching technicians and sending out daily schedules • Attend to customers’ questions, requests, problem resolution, sales, etc. • Paperwork processing; data entry; scheduling; data analysis […]

Full-time permanent Sales and Service Technicians in Scarborough & Richmond Hill

We have an opening for a full-time permanent Sales and Service Technicians in SCARBOROUGH or Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. Duties will include: • Inspect buildings and outside areas at regular intervals • Determine type of treatment required and provide estimate of cost to clients • Prepare and spray product on infested areas using mechanical or […]

lined June beetles

6080  Hello. My son Griff found this fuzzy winged critter outside our barn this morning right below a birds nest. It’s been a late summer here in Aldergrove, BC. The heat just recently arrived and its July 2017. I did a bit of looking and I’m guessing a scarub beetle of some sort perhaps?   Thanks! Shannon This […]

Japanese beetle

6079 What kind of pest is this.   Stripping tree about 40 of them on a yearling birch. This is a Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), a very obnoxious pest in many parts of North America. Their larvae are turf pests, feeding on the roots of grasses, and the adult beetles feed voraciously on foliage and […]

‘dog-day’ cicada

6078   Is this some kind of clear wing Sphinx moth? It’s about 4cm long. I was mowing grass in Georgetown Ontario yesterday and this insect was very angry at my lawn mower. It kept attacking it for over 5 minutes then it came at me. I shut down the lawn mower and it left. When […]

water boatmen

6077   Hi, would you be able to identify these bugs and let me know if I should control them.. We started seeing them recently (July 2017) and they are just too many! I live in Edmonton AB. Thank you very much. Ayumi No need for any control; these are water boatmen (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Corixidae). These aquatic insects […]

wharf borer

6076  Good day! My name is Hassanal and I would like to ask for help in identifying this insect. We just transferred into a new apartment and this insect is everywhere. It doesn’t bite/sting (well, so far), doesn’t eat the remains of the food and it flies. Location: Gatineau, Quebec – We are living in the […]

larva of dermestid beetle

6075   I live in ontario Canada.  Its mid july and i have found 1 on my kitchen counter ..a few in my sons room on his clothes and many in my car and in the trunk of my car. This is a larva of dermestid beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); likely in the genus Dermestes, such as […]

Elm seed bug

6074   Hi;  Would you be able to identify this bug and let us know if we should be concerned that we have been finding them around our condo lately. We live in Kelowna BC.   Thank you.  Chels This looks like another elm seed bug.  See #6072 found in your neighboring community of Vernon.  It looks like […]

sexton/burying beetle

6073   Located on Vancouver island near Cumberland.   Dawn This is a sexton/burying beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in the genus Nicrophorus, likely N. marginatus; see https://tinyurl.com/ybbzekxl and https://tinyurl.com/yb3q87kk for images.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

Elm Seed bugs

6072  Hello,   My name is Rachel. My husband and I recently moved to Vernon, BC. It’s July and we have noticed an abundance of these bugs on the outside of our house (photo attached), crawling around the edges of our windows and around the porch overhang and wooden garage door. They do seem to smell […]

wharf borer

6071   Hi, Found this in our work kitchen in Toronto just yesterday (in July).  Curious what you think it is.  Tanbark borer? Nico Although this superficially resembles a tanbark borer, it actually is a wharf borer, Narcerdes melanura (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). See https://tinyurl.com/obonjsx for an image and more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, […]

caterpillars of Abbott’s sphinx moth

6070  Hi.  Ann in Winnipeg it’s July 11.2017.   Found these two guys in my yard?    What are they?? These are caterpillars of Abbott’s sphinx moth, Sphecodina abbottii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); see https://tinyurl.com/y9glgn73 for more detailed information. The one on the left had been parasitized by a wasp in the family Braconidae; after the wasp larvae finish growing, […]

June Bugs

6069  Hi there, my name is Mark from Halifax, Nova Scotia.  While I am very familiar with June Bugs, these flying beetles are a mystery.  They resemble a mini June bug (about half the size) and usually start swarming at dusk in humid temps. I live in a 6th story penthouse apartment, and it is July, […]

Pesticide abuse

6068  Can someone please help me and tell me what these are, and if I have a big problem… I just moved into a new place in Calgary Alberta. My name’s Meagan. These bugs are dead, but maybe because I sprayed the WHOLE place with raid, including that spot the picture is at… They seem to […]

clear-winged sphinx moth

6067  Hi.   My friend took this in Gander, NL in his garden. This is a clear-winged sphinx moth in the genus Hemaris, likely H. thysbe, a very widespread species known as the hummingbird clearwing. See https://tinyurl.com/3ufbql4 for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

Boxelder bug nymphs

6066  Could you tell me what this is please. They are on the leaves and there are hundreds of them.  I live in Woodstock Ontario and this was taken this afternoon. Thanks. Linda These are nymphs of a boxelder bug, likely eastern boxelder bugs, Boisea trivittata; (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae). These can be nuisance pests when they […]


6065   Photo of a beetle I saw outside my house. At first I thought it was a German cockroach but it didn’t have the dorsal stripe I expected to see. Located north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Thanks!   Jamie This is a cockroach in the genus Ectobius, a relatively recent introduction to North America from the Mediterranean […]

Short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil

6064    Hi , we keep finding these bugs in our cabin  we just renovated in the last 2 years and all our in side walls are pine boards , they seem to be in the bathroom mostly but have found them elsewhere in the cabin as I have sticky traps set out also . we […]

male eastern dobsonfly

6063    Please identify.  Emma in Tweed, Ontario This is a male eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Their impressive-looking jaws actually are quite harmless; at most, they can deliver a mild pinch. The much shorter and stouter jaws of the female, on the other hand, can draw blood with their bite. The larvae of dobsonflies […]

Dermestid beetle larvae

6062  Hello! We live in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My wife recently woke up with about 12 bug bites, solid red, itchy splotches that are swollen. Bites appear in two groups of three on her right arm near the elbow and near the armpit. Single bites appear on the inner thigh, knee, and hip of her […]

Drain Flies in shower

In one of my washrooms we have flies that keep flying out from the drain after we take a shower I have tried bicarbonate soda and white vinegar for five days and nothing changed. Please advise what can I do this is a nuisance and we are unable to use the shower. Drain flies (also […]

Plant bug

6061   Hi my name is Nadine from Edmonton, AB. This bug I found after I came inside from out on the front area of my building. I sat down on my couch and put my feet up to feel a lil movement on my leg. I freaked to see this guy and grabbed him (he […]

Too small to identify beetle.

6060    Hello,  This little guy was crawling across my bed sheet. He’s about as big as a flax seed, and is brown in colour. Looks like hard shell. He was moving pretty fast.   Late June, Alberta, indoors, house has 2 dogs and an indoor cat.  Although I cannot place a specific name on this tiny […]

scarab beetle

6059   Hi there. My name is Katelyn and i reside in the city of Port Coquitlam in Vancouver British Columbia.   I’m seeing many of these things in my work, they usually don’t live long I find. Just been seeing them more recently in the past couple weeks when the weather has warmed up. I think they’re […]

Dermestidae beetle larva

6058   Found many in groups all over older house in Warman, SK This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles, etc.), such as a larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius) – see https://tinyurl.com/y9xsabt8 for an image and https://tinyurl.com/j8ergvk for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

6057 Wood wasp

6057   Hi, Quinten here. This was flying around our backyard today….Live in Kamloops, BC This is a wood wasp (also known as a horntail), Hymenoptera: Siricidae; specifically, it is Urocerus flavicornis. These are harmless to humans; what appears to be a stinger is its ovipositor, used to place its eggs in wood (usually pines) where […]

clear-winged moths

6056   I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This photo was recently taken in June 2017 at our local community garden. We have never seen this insect in our garden before. It could be found resting on the leaves of potatoes as well as Shasta Daisies. It looks like a type of wasp, yet we would […]