Entries by Pest Control Canada

German Cockroach

#5527  Hello. My name is Craig. I live in Guelph Ontario and just found this bug in my apt. It’s November and the insect is about the length of my finger tip. So far just one and I’m wondering if this is a problem bug and should be reported to the building super. Thank you. […]

Sow Bugs. (Too Much Moisture)

Hello. I have had a reoccurring sow bug problem for a couple years. Normally, I’ll find a dead one about once a day. But during some months, for weeks/months straight, I get about 30+ a day. I have cleared my yard of places they can hide, and I keep my oven on and room heaters […]

Assassin Bug Nymph

#5550  My name is Mark and I found this thing crawling on my wife’s blouse in the house this morning. We live in Franklin county Va. This is a nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in the genus Zelus. These are general predators on other small arthropods, and thus usually considered as beneficial. See […]

Cockroaches in Semi Detached residence

My name is James and I live in a semi-detached home in Scarborough, Ontario. I recently had new neighbours move in, and for the first time in 20 + years find myself with cockroaches. I have been assured by a few pest control companies that being that I’m in a semi, if both sides are […]

Mice in Health Unit

I work at a Health Unit, in BC.  We have an infestation of mice, which the pest control company is only using traps for.  They advised us that fumigation is not allowed in Canada.  Is this true? Potentially, there is a health risk here.  We have elderly people and young children here daily who could […]

Powder Post Beetles

We want to salvage the old growth fir flooring in a 1936 cabin in the Mt Hood area near Portland, Oregon. The cabin is being demolished so we can build a new cabin in the same location.  The cabin is on the Salmon River in Brightwood, Oregon. We want to salvage the flooring to reuse […]

Carpet Beetle Larva

#5518 Hello, I’m finding this critter increasingly inside my house – on walls, ceilings. It moves very little and is about 1/8 in long. Thank you for your help!  Frank.  New Jersey This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), likely in the genus Anthrenus (variegated carpet beetle and allies). These can be […]

Bed Bugs

#5516  Hello:   I was wondering what type of bug this is(photos attached)? I haven’t purchased any new/used bedding or furniture. I haven’t used a hotel in decades or traveled anywhere. These bugs sudden appeared when my husband brought some soft wood into the house. We heat with wood. It was around the end of August […]

Case Bearing Caterpillar

#5522  Hello, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and I’ve been finding these guys attached to the outside of my house. I have also found a few indoors either hanging from the ceiling or crawling up a wall. They first appear like dirt or a small splinter sized stick.. until you get up close and see […]

Firefly Larva

#5499 I found this worm on my kitchen counter after taking a garden decoration inside for the winter (we are end of October and have had some nights below freezing already) and sitting it on the counter.  The decoration sits on top of cedar mulch.  I live on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec.  The flat, […]

True fruit flies

5497 I live near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and these flies are inside in October, can’t   seem to get them under control.  Not sure how they are coming in. Can you tell me what they are and a control method?  Smaller than a regular house fly. Tend to Walk sideways. Apparently like to make a home under […]

Drugstore or Cigarette Beetle

#5496  Hello, can you please let me know what this is, there are several in the house, and they are very tiny. It was very hard to get a picture of this. I am very worried. And I’m unsure of how to get rid of them. Thank you. This might be either a cigarette beetle, […]

Biting Louse

#5495  I just found this on a my brothers puppy and was crawling on my finger and it bit me. I’ve tried all the pictures on Google a nothing has come close to what this is. I live in  Alaska and some random guy gave him the puppy. I took a magnifying glass and took […]

Little brown worms.

5500  Hello, I’ve been finding little brown worms (about 1/2″) with black tails in my bathroom for about a month now. Today I found a bigger one (about 1-1.5″) that was very similar but darker (photo attached). I live in Montreal in a basement apartment and my name is Jessica. Thank you. This is a […]

Termite swarmer

5498  My name is David. We have seen these maybe once a year on warm days at our home at edge of forest, Vancouver Island BC. Sept 25/09/2013 (photo of individual insect) & 13/10/2015 (photo of swarm near top of tall fir tree). The swarm is persistent and lasts at least an hour. Insect length (mouth […]

Wasp nest in wall

I live in Kitchener (Southern Ontario) and we’ve recently discovered a wasp problem in the bulkhead of our kitchen at the beginning of September 2015.  The wasps entered through a crack in the brick from the outside and made their way into the small bulkhead above our kitchen cupboards.  When we first discovered the problem […]

Clothes moths on book shelf

This past spring I noticed an infestation of clothes moths. I followed the procedures of cleaning, washing and dry cleaning clothes, professional pest control, traps, etc. I neglected to remove the books and clean the book shelves in my living room ( I didn’t think they attacked books.) Recently, I went to clean the book […]

Cluster Fly Invasion

Get ready for a fly invasion! Do you have flies hibernating in your home in late summer/fall?  Your new house pests may be attic flies or cluster flies.  Adult cluster flies gather in clusters in warm buildings to overwinter.  They are considered a household nuisance. The name is derived from tight “clusters” made by hibernating individuals […]