Entries by Pest Control Canada


5981   Hello,   I was lying in bed when I felt something tickling and moving along the side of my belly. The attached pictures are of what I am hoping is just a beetle.  The insect is tiny, approximately 3 mm long.  I flipped it on its back for one of the pictures.  I live in […]


5980  I have been seeing this particular black and fire red insect around my home and my community. It has destroyed/eaten all my plants and I cannot seem to  do anything to get rid of them.  Can you tell me what this bug is and if it  is harmful to have inside my Home or is […]


5979  Hi there,  I was hoping you could help me identify these bugs I found congregating around the deck in our backyard. I live in East York, Ontario and only noticed these yesterday.


5978  My name is Luke. Location: Kelowna, BC.  At a home surrounded by fur and pine trees, the argentine ants have taken over the area and foraging at all these trees. They are coming down from the tee with this creature in their mouth. I think it’s an adelgid, but I’m not a pro, and […]


5977   My name – Debbie.  These bugs are showing up in the Spring time on the outside of the house. I am located in Grand Forks, BC Canada This is a stonefly (order Plecoptera). Their larvae form an important part of the freshwater food web; see http://tinyurl.com/h84682mfor detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.  

Cave /camel cricket

5976   Hi,  We found this in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada in April. It was in a wet cave on the ceiling with dozens of other ones. The cave was in a forest at about 120m elevation. The largest had bodies about 2-3 inches long.  John This is a cave/camel cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae); they commonly are […]

Biting Midges (No-see-ums)

Hi I am really impressed with your website! Can you point me to more information on biting midges if they are something which could be found in our house on Salt Spring Island in April? Thanks very much,  Ann During my 20 + years of pest control service on Salt Spring Island, I was never […]

Too many spiders!

Hello, I have found [so far…] about 10 spiders – huge black ones in a new 5 month old house. Mostly in the basement and the garage. I spray RAID but unfortunately it doesn’t help. I am afraid they could be dangerous. The house is in Welland, On.  Any suggestion, advice ? Should I contact […]

Ichneumonid wasp

5975    Hi, thanks for the great site.  We had this little visitor crawling out from under the cabinet in our bathroom on the second floor of our home in Calgary, Alberta on the 14th of April.  We have had some great spring weather leading up to this week, but it has turned cold (complete with […]

German Cockroach

5974   Geographical Location: Markham, ON.  Bug was collected in the kitchen. Over the last month or so, we have been waking up to them of varying sizes between 0.5 cm to 2 cm (this one was about 1.5 cm) in length, not including their antennae. They are typically crawling on the kitchen counter (granite) but can […]

Varied carpet beetle

5973   Hi there,    I reside in the city of Coquitlam, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. I own a larger house, approximately 5 years old and just in the last 2 months, found these little guys on the window curtains and bed sheets. They are quite small (3.5 to 4 mm) and I’ve never found […]

Assassin bug nymph

5972   My name is Wendy. I live in Montreal and this bug was on my newly carpeted stairs inside my house. It was fairly large, about 3/4 of an inch. This appears to be a nymph of Reduvius personatus, a peridomestic species of assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter. These are reported […]

Non-biting midge

5971  These bugs appeared today in the thousands on our deck and screen door. Temperature here today reached 18C. Very small about 3 or 4mm. Hope you can identify them. Our location is Campbellford, Ontario and we are on the Trent River. This is a non-biting midge (Diptera: Chironomidae)l see http://tinyurl.com/mpx96u3 for an image. These […]

Parasitic fly

5970  I reside in the Roodepoort area in Gauteng Province of South Africa and I wondered if you can shed some light on the subject of this kind of fly, it is not one of the more common flies in our area.  It is late Autumn 10 April 2017 so it is not yet cold. […]


5969   Hi, thank you for this great site.  I noticed this little critter in the bathroom sink of our clean, 3rd floor apartment in Winnipeg about a month after moving in. I’ve never seen something like this in our old house, and was wondering if this was a baby cockroach, silverfish, or something else? If […]

darkling beetle

5968 Dear Sirs,  My name is Mellissa and I live in Jamaica. A cemetery is nearby and the house is in between two open lots with mostly shrubs. Our yard has grass and some fruit trees. We also use soak-away pits/cesspools that allow water to absorbed into the earth. There is also a shed in […]

broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

5967   Please, please help me identify these bugs [Beetles ? ] that I am finding in my house. I live North of Toronto in Stouffville Ontario. It is early April and I have been finding them in all different places. Such as walls, floors, countertops etc.,  I have attached pictures. I should mention that they are […]

Larder beetle

99% of these insects are smaller than a flaxseed & bigger than window screen. Westwold, BC first year ever seen and first time in house! Inside only on all window sills. Three year old windows. These insects fly. Not in furniture. Not on occupants or pets. They fly. No bites. Maybe coming in window sill […]

Full time Service/Sales Technician positions GTA

592  April 11/17    Reliable Pest Control within the GTA is advertising for full time Service/Sales Technician positions. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license, a current Structural Exterminators License, and have a minimum of 6 months experience along with strong verbal and communication skills. We have a very competitive commission package, along with […]

Dermestidae (Carpet) beetle

5965  Hi there, I was wondering if you could tell me if this is a carpet beetle or a bed bud. The antenna and legs made me think it was a bedbug when I was looking at Google images , but when going through you photos I questioned if it was a carpet beetle or […]

Northern Black Widow spider

5964   2.5 inches long looks like black widow hybrid. John.  Kelowna, BC. This appears to be a northern black widow spider, Latrodectus variolus. These often have a median red stripe or series of red dots on the dorsum of their abdomen in addition to the ‘hourglass’ on the ventral aspect – see http://tinyurl.com/k3doxlu.   Ed Saugstad, retired […]

Camel/Cave cricket

5963   Hi, I’m Mark in Ottawa.  Over the past few days (April 2-3 2017), I’ve found these bugs in my basement at night, near my sump pit. I killed 2 last night, but I found (and killed) 3 tonight (including the one in picture). It unfortunately looks like a type of cockroach, but the color doesn’t match […]

running crab spider

5962   I found this little dude in my room and (s)he’s been hanging out on the far wall for the past four days. Despite my phobia, Ive tried to be kind and leave them be but I’m curious to know more about my little roomie. I live in Red Deer, Alberta and it is […]

Fungus gnat larvae

5961   I found these clumps of larvae in my backyard in Sylvan Lake, Alberta as the snow was melting now in April 2017. There are at least 2 dozen clumps of larvae often with a larger reddish worm nearby. We have a dog but the larvae weren’t even near any of the stool piles that […]

Bumble or carpenter bee

5960   I live in Modesto, California it is gloomy outside, I found this bug in my driveway this morning it was on its back moving his 4 legs like it was trying to overturn itself. I left it alone 6 hours later I go check on it and turned it over with A stick it […]

K9 Bed Bug Inspection Dog Handler

K9 Bed Bug Inspection Dog Handler: Pestend pest control is seeking an individual who can work one on one with a trained scent detection canine to detect bed bug odors. Ideal for pet lovers who can board and look after the dog plus $$$$$$. Work responsibilities are as follows : Handling a trained canine in […]

tanbark borer

5959  We have had a couple of these bugs flying in our house. They are not very good flyers. No idea where they are coming from. Any assistance would be appreciated. I am in Burlington, Ontario.  Liz This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae); it looks like Phymatodes testaceus, known as the tanbark borer – […]

male fishing spider

5958 Hello,  Last August we moved from Nashville Tennessee. Before we left, the apartment complex had an infestation of brown recluse spiders, so I wanted to play it on the safe side and ask to see if we are dealing with them 10 months after moving.  Please let me know what you think and if we […]

carpet beetle

5957   Please help!  I’m finding this bug creeping along usually on fabric / furniture / carpet. Not really in kitchen or bathroom.   It’s about a little bigger than a fleck of pepper or so. Only find one at a time, never in a group – maybe see one every week or so. The body doesnt […]

scarlet malachite beetle larva

5956  Hi, my name is Tara, this is a photo of an insect that I have found in my house not once, but three times within a week. I live in Edmonton, AB, and have seen nothing like this before. Twice they have been found crawling on the carpet, and once in my lunch bag! […]

Hibernating Box Elder bug

5955  Hello sir..   I found these bugs all around my house located in Stittsville Ontario.    I found it last time in my daughter hair.. I need to get rid of it as soon as possible cause maybe it will hurt my babies ..   Thanks This is a box elder bug.  They are common in your […]

591 GTA commercial accounts service technician

  591   March 31,2017  City and Country Pest Control Inc. is seeking for GTA a commercial accounts service technician, must be bondable, hold a valid G drivers license (with no infractions), NO CRIMINAL BACK GROUND, hold a structural pest control license, must be proficient in English, in house training, comprehensive pay, medical benefits, paid vacation, […]

winter stonefly

5954   Howdy, thanks for helping ID this critter.  Found numerous specimens today on the crushed ice on rivers edge.  South Saskatchewan River near Empress, Alberta.  Owen.   This appears to be a winter stonefly (Plecoptera: Taeniopterygidae), so called because the adults often emerge during very late winter/early spring while snow still is on the ground. See […]