Entries by Pest Control Canada

Stink Bug

5953    Hello- I was on a trip to Harare Zimbabwe in March and this bug was in bed and it got into my pajama while sleeping. It might have stung me- not sure but it woke me up and the skin was irritated. Maybe because I pressed it to feel what it was while it was […]

Bed Bug

5952   Hello   I live in downtown Toronto in an apartment building. This bug was crawling on my pillow. I’ve had issues with clothes moths and recently put a lot of Cedar in my bedroom.   This bug did not fly. It was about 0.5 cm in length.   Thank you  Please help.  Katia  Unfortunately, what you have here is a […]

Man burns house trying to kill ants

A Maine man accidentally torched his parents’ home over the weekend while trying to exterminate ants. Investigators with the state fire marshal’s office said this week that 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when he inadvertently ignited combustible material that caused flames to rapidly envelope the Old Orchard Beach home.  […]

nymph of a cockroach

5951    New house here in Ivy Lea Ontario, near Gananoque Ontario Canada… Finding these bugs on a regular basis… Freaking me out…!!!   UGH…!  Hope you can identify them for me… Thanks…    Tim This looks like a nymph of a cockroach, likely that of an oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (Blattodea: Blattidae). These reproduce more slowly than […]

Young Cockroach nymph

5950   Hello there, I found this insect in our accommodations in Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Any help with identification is greatly appreciated – if it’s a cockroach nymph, particularly what type, so I know what precautions to take to avoid taking any home to Ontario, Canada in our luggage. That’s a cayman quarter for size, same […]

Dermestidae beetle

5949  This was found walking across my bed in Toronto, Ontario. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/larder/hide/skin beetles and relatives), but this image is not clear enough for a more specific identification. You should check all your food storage areas as well as any organic fabrics (wool, silk, those trimmed with fur […]


5948   Eastern Long Island in my house. Susan This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). It does not resemble any of the commonly encountered pest species, so it most likely is simply an accidental intruder. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

Wanted: experienced, licensed, sales driven service technician, GTA

Advantage Pest Control Inc. is looking for an experienced, licensed, sales driven service technician to provide full-time pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. Candidates must be bondable, hold a structural exterminator license, a valid G driver’s license with a clean driving record, and be proficient in English. A highly motivated individual for both […]

German cockroaches

5947  Hi There,    Found this on a glue trap for mice placed beside my stove… Hope the images are good enough quality. Almost looks like a cockroach nymph? (From what i guess, or some sort of cricket). I live in an old top floor apartment in Montréal. Anyways, it measures approximately 1.25cm for specimen on left […]

scentless plant bug

5946   I’ve seen a lot of these beetles in my house. They are about 1/4 inch long.  I’m in BC, the south Okanagan. I cannot be absolutely certain, but I believe that this is a scentless plant bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae); see http://tinyurl.com/kvfdkko for an example. These basically are nuisance pests that seldom cause any real […]

mason/orchard bee

5945   Hi my name is Barb from Mission BC. We have been finding these fly like bugs on our window sills and bathroom counter. They have wings but are not flying. They are crawling around slowly. Are they a type of fly? Where are they coming from?? This is a bee, possibly a mason/orchard bee in […]

scuttle fly

5943   I am Michael, and I’m in South Florida.  The specimen was retrieved mid March from a South Florida bathroom. I think it may have tried to attack me actually.   Thank you.   This is a scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae). The only thing that they attack is decomposing organic matter; they are incapable of biting or […]

parasitic wasp

5942   They look like ants, but they’re not ants because they don’t seem to be attracted to the liquid bait that we still have from our previous ants.   When you touch them, or even move a piece of paper/tissue paper, they seem to “jump” or leap a small amount of distance. They have wings too, […]


5941   Hi my name is Ben,     Looking to identify this insect, it was found in my bed, approximately 3-5mm long, 6 legs in total, 2 antennae, it is currently winter here and the bedroom it was found in is in the basement of the house. When agitated it seemed to roll up into a stick.   […]

small winter stonefly

5940   My name is Tammy and I live in Midland, Ontario, Canada. It is mid-March but still very cold. We have had a couple mild spells over the last couple months. I am finding these bugs in and around my hot tub. Concerned that they may be carpenter ants but they don’t look like the other […]

male horse fly

5939   This was on my truck in Abbotsford B.C. This is a male horse fly (Diptera: Tabanidae); possibly Tabanus punctifer   see http://tinyurl.com/mvfm6fw for an image.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

Rodents and holes in foundation.

I live in a complex where there is a rat infestation each year. Each year this problem is dealt with however it hasn’t been done so yet this year, there are huge holes in the foundation that havent gone fully through the foundation. there are kids in the area and as an assistant superintendant of […]

Full Time Service technician GTA

588  March 8/17   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, annual incentive […]


5938  I’ve found this white flat bug several times in my new condo building in Ancaster,  Ontario. I’ve found it both in fall and winter, haven’t been here in summer yet. I fund it just sitting on the wall or floor and seems pretty sedate at times. What is it and is it problematic? Any tips […]

spider beetle

5937 Found this in my bathtub this morning in Halifax, Nova Scotia This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). These basically are nuisance pests, but sometimes they will infest some dry stored food products. See http://tinyurl.com/mamup5 for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.  

Wood cockroach Nymph

5936   Dear Editor,  Thank you for your help in identifying the attached beetle.  A few weeks ago we moved into a home that had been unoccupied for a few years. We are finding on average 2-3 of these beetles in our house on a daily basis. Often they are on their back, in the process […]

Powderpost beetles

5935   I am from Hamilton Ontario my wife purchased a hand made wood hanging ornament ( made in India ) from Home Sense and after a few days of lying on top of our dresser we noticed fine wood grains on the floor and around the object ‎wondering what it was or what could do […]

Carpenter ant

5934  I am Michael, and I’m in South Florida.  Photo was taken, March 2. Specimen was retrieved from a South Florida bathtub.Thank you. I cannot be certain, but this might be a carpenter ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Camponotus sp.). The best way to tell if it is a carpenter ant is to look at it from the side. If the […]

scarlet malachite beetle larva

5933  Hi my name is Mike Weir, I found these in a light fixture in Edmonton Alberta.   They are about a centimetre long. thanks.  This is a larva of a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius aeneus (Coleoptera: Melyridae) – see http://tinyurl.com/khegf6s for detailed information. This is not a pest, but simply an accidental intruder. Ed Saugstad, […]

D-Fense SC Insecticide

I am having Carpet beetle issue in my home, and I found on web “D-Fense SC Insecticide” spray is quite effective to get rid of Carpet Beetles, please let me know if “D-Fense SC Insecticide” is approved in Canada to use. Thanks, This product is not listed on the Health Canada registered pesticides list.  There […]

western conifer seed bug

5932    Hello, I live in south west Nova Scotia. In Dec. of last year we found 3 of these insects flying around the house within a 10 day period. We have a wood furnace. Have not found anyone who knows what this is. Thank You,  Pauline Horton This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis […]

Bat, bed and swallow bugs info

5931   Hi,   I live 30 min East of Calgary, Ab. The attached photo was just taken, so its winter time. We have seen 15-20 of these in the last month. Mainly on baseboards, or on walls. We got our house inspected and there were no signs of the bugs during inspection. Nothing around any beds, […]

varied carpet beetle

5930  Hi   I found some of these at my bedrooms yesterday.  Is it a bed bug?  Marjan. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus, such as the varied carpet beetle, A. verbasci. See http://tinyurl.com/hz44zxx for images and detailed information on this species and http://tinyurl.com/zl9w25c elsewhere on this site for some control […]

broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils

5929   It is a warm February and i have seen a number of these beetle type insects crawling around the ceiling of my Toronto condo. Please let me know what it is. Thank you. This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the subfamily Entiminae (broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils) – see http://tinyurl.com/heh23d5 for an example. Weevils such as […]

dark-winged fungus gnat

5928   There are hundreds of these in my house.  They are mainly around the windows in one main level room.  It is currently winter here in Kitchener Ontario however we just had record warm temperatures for February. They are only a few millimeters big.  Any help identifying is appreciated.  Thank you,  Marc   This appears to be a […]