Entries by Pest Control Canada

Dead bed bug + ?

5686.   hello my name is Line these are the pest that are in my apartment. I live in Niagara falls Ontario and the weather is just starting to get warm. The pest are very small not sure the size as some are a little bigger then others , also have wings.They do bite as I am covered in bite […]

Lawn Shrimp

5685  Hello,  My name is Dziepy.  I found about 50 of these bugs underneath my leather couch while sweeping my wooden floor living room.  The couch sits directly in front of a glass sliding door that we do not open. The skin has a shiny sheen to it. Only 5 or so bugs have no sheen but were dark brown and […]

Scarab beetle

5684   Hi my name is Marlinta and I live in Montreal, Canada. I have found a couple of these insects walking around my garden lately.  I’m pretty sure the last one was in the soil inside a flower pot.  I have had Japanese beetles in the past.  These guys are huge…about 1/2 inch yuck!!!  Any […]

Beetle Larva

5683   Found this bug walking very quickly through the shade of our driveway (Nova Scotia), it stayed out of the light, and looks similar to firefly larvae, but it has two little prongs on the back, kind of like an earwig, and didn’t use it’s tail to move, just it’s 6 little legs. it was […]

Dragonfly nymph

5682   Hi,    My name is Claude. These photos taken on May 26, 2016 at 3:00 in the afternoon, close to a lake, in Val des Monts, Quebec, Canada. This is an immature stage (nymph/naiad) of a dragonfly. It might be in the family Micromiidae (cruiser dragonflies) – see http://tinyurl.com/zpwnavo for an example. Ed Saugstad, retired […]

Mouse nest under porch

We live in a fairly new townhouse complex (Calgary). I discovered some small holes dug underneath the concrete porch, and when I stepped on the surrounding earth, it sank fairly easily, about three inches. I assume that there is a mouse nest underneath the porch. I did some light reading and will be buying some […]

Heat treatment for bed bugs

Virtually all of reliable sources on bed bug control state that heat or steam treatments are the most effective method in controlling and eliminating bed bugs. Aside from the safety features of these methods they also destroy their eggs which can stay dormant for years and probably longer. Since bed bugs tend to be `homely` […]

Ground Squirrel

5681  Hi, I took these pictures today, May 22nd in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia. Can you tell us what it is? Thanks, Myles  This looks like a ground squirrel but I can’t be sure which species.   Larry Cross. Webmanager ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This does belong to the same family as ground squirrels, but it is a woodchuck (Marmota monax), […]

Boston Freezes out rats

The City of Boston is experimenting with a chilling new way to kill rats: dry ice. “We’re seeing tremendous, tremendous success,” said William Christopher, commissioner of the city’s Inspectional Services Department. For the past several weeks, workers from the agency have been using picnic coolers to pick up dry ice from a local company. They […]

Male Carpenter ants

5680   Sandy from Victoria BC.  These guys started appearing on the inside of one basement window at a rate of about 4 per hour, but I can’t see where they’re coming in.  There’s no sign of them outside, so not sure if they’re migrating in or hatching indoors somewhere. It started on May 20 after a […]

Hackle-mesh weaver male spider

5679 Found on my bathroom floor on May 5th in Stoney Creek, Ontario. It is the second of two I’ve found and about the size of a looney including its legs. This is a male spider, it looks like a hackle-mesh weaver (family Amaurobiidae). Some Agelenids (funnel weavers) are very similar in appearance, but their spinnerets […]

Bumble Bee

5678   Hi. I am Adina, Montreal . Found this guy on my basement floor. The  another one a few hours later. No idea what it is. Could you help identify? Thank you This is a bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Bombus sp.). These are valuable pollinators, so when they blunder indoors, you should try to escort […]

Weaver?

5677  Hi there I found this spider under a rock by the Brazeu river near Drayton Valley Alberta. Couldn’t find him in any of my books. This one is seriously puzzling to me; I want to say that it is a hackle-mesh weaver (family Amaurobiidae), but I am not at all confident of that. A […]

Flower Beetle

5676 Hello, I live in the Ottawa area and a few of these tiny bugs have been in my bathroom this week. The photo doesn’t show but it’s quite tiny and appears to have wings that fold over the back end. If you have an idea as to what it might be I would really appreciate […]

Bed bug on leg

5675  Hi, I found this crawling on my leg today while I was at home, not sure where it came from. Is this a bed bug? It is very small so that’s the best photo that I could take. I live in Vancouver. Thanks, Polina Unfortunately, this is a bed bug, and it appears replete with […]

Miniature Ant problem.

4581   Hi there, I moved to this house in Ottawa bout 2.5 years ago and have noticed issues with ants in this area. This year it’s different however, I have these miniature ants that are on the surface of the brick and siding of the house and I’m afraid they may make their way inside. […]

Do I have bedbugs?

4580   How do you know if you have bed bugs if you can not see them? I have bites that are red and puffy every night.  Tiffany.  Edson. Read about bed bug symptoms on this web page:  http://pestcontrolcanada.com/bed-bugs

Something eating things.

4579   Don’t really know what to ask all I know is I have something eating my shoes shirts pants towels up I whole house is infested. Monica,  Atlanta, Georgia. Sorry Monica but there is no way we can even guess what is eating everything with the limited information you have submitted! If your problem […]

Treating carpenter ants while renovating

We removed the stucco , shiplap and woodchip insulation and are reinsulating the walls with pink insulation and plywood sheating. We found some carpenter ant activity and removed the damage and replaced with new wood. Is it recommended to use some form of pest control inside these walls before we insulate and cover them? Thank […]

Broad-nosed/short-snout weevil

5674  Hi,  I’ve noticed these little guys appearing in several places in my home recently with the warm weather. Wondering if you can id it. I have looked through the images but didn’t see one that matched.  Size – about 7mm,  Month – May,  Weather – dry and warm.  Thank you very much for your help.   Neil […]

Click Beetle

5673  What is this beetle? Sharon.   Outside.  Langford, BC This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae). I cannot be certain from this image, but it might be Selatosomus suckleyi – see http://tinyurl.com/jdrktbc for an image. Very little appears to be known about the life history of this species. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

long-horned wood-boring beetle

5672 Hi there. I assume this is some sort of “long-horned wood-boring beetle” but would love more specifics. This guy and a number of his brethren chewed their way out of hardwood (mulberry) we had brought in for the fire from our woodpile. They have emerged over the past few days (early May).  Body just around […]

House Centipede

5671  Hi, my name is Jane, I am in Ottawa, Ontario I found this guy n my kitchen, it’s spring with warm dry weather. I think it came in from the yard on a blanket. It looks similar to the house centipede but not sure. It’s about an inch long with very long striped antennae-type […]

Stonefly

5670   This guy I found on my girlfriends back after we went outside for a smoke at 4 am in Edmonton Alberta. Let’s just say he won’t be bothering us no more but would like to know if they are common or not here. May13 2016 this was taken. Thanks for your help. This is […]

Booklouse

5669   Hi,  I found this bug in my one year old condo in Toronto.  They are very tiny, about 1-2 mm long.  They mainly locate in the bathroom floor, but also found in the bedroom drywall as well.  I also located them in the main entrance dry wall. The humidity of my home is around […]

Assassin bug nymph

5667  Hi, I found this insect on my daughter’s neck today. When I got it off of her and was taking a picture, it seemed to be aggressive like it was making itself look big. I’m in Abbotsford, BC. It has been in the high 20’s to low 30’s here. Can you please help me […]

Fairy Moths

5666  We live in a rural area in Victoria B.C. and have notices hundreds of these flying bugs outside. We have never seen these here before. I hope you can help. Thank you Norma This might be a fairy moth (Lepidoptera: Adelidae); see http://tinyurl.com/hgycfhl for an example. Some species in this family have very long […]

Mushrooms?

5665   I found these eggs attached to the inside of one of my deck boards.  Photo was taken May 2016 from Windsor, ON Canada. Should I be worried? Thanks for your time.   Michelle These look like small puff ball mushrooms. We are not experts on mushrooms so you may want to check the structural integrity of […]

Death-Watch beetle

5664 Found about 40 of these bugs one night in my basement. They are very small and these photos are the best I could take.  They do fly around. Live in Guelph Ontario. and it was April 30 when observed. Please help identify so I can get rid of them. Thanks,  Trevor This looks like a […]

Flea

5663  Hello,  Attached find a photo of a pest we found in our bed the night after my daughter got three nasty bites. They became swollen red bumps by the next morning, and are quite itchy, but not painful. No other symptoms. For scale, the bug is about 2-3mm long.  I suspect our cat, who […]

Folding door trapdoor spider

5660  From Saltspring Island BC Canada.  On May 4 2016.  This spider’s body (head to bottom less legs) measures about 2 cm long and 3/4cm wide.  Tara. This appears to be another folding-door trapdoor spider in the family Antrodiaetidae; see nos. 5638, 5640, and 5656 for other examples. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

Modoc carpenter ants.

5661 &5662  Hi,  There seems to be an uprising of these large ants in the last couple days, in multiple locations around Wakaw Saskatchewan.  Just wondering what they are and if they need to be exterminated? Thanks in advance! Jaimie.  These are female reproductive carpenter ants, probably Modoc species. The ant on the right has been fertilized […]