Entries by Pest Control Canada

western black widow spider

5922 Hello! I’m always trying to identify spiders I find around bc and I stumbled across one I couldn’t figure out, this one lives in my house and I’m just hoping you could help me out. I understand you get a high volume of emails so thanks for reading! Alisandra. This might be a western black […]


5921  Hello,   I have been seeing these tiny little bugs in my basement over the past few months.  I like in the Halton region, in a brand new house. I do some woodworking in my basement, so initially thought the dust/wood was drawing the bugs into the house.  I’ve cleaned the saw dust and still […]

Pest Control Service Technician – Servicing Calgary & area

#586 Feb.20/17   Peregrine General Pest Control Inc. – Calgary, AB. Pest Control Service Technician – Servicing Calgary & area. We are currently seeking to add a highly energetic and motivated individual to join our team. The primary role for this position will be to provide pest control service to commercial and residential clients. Prior pest […]

Unauthorized pesticides found in medical marijuana

Health Canada says it will be conducting random testing of medical cannabis goods made by licensed producers. The move follows voluntary recalls by two companies after their products were found to contain low levels of prohibited pest control substances. Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, licensed producers are permitted to use only […]

Carpet Beetle

5920  Found this one beetle in my carpet. Only have ever seen this one. Just making sure. Looks like 6 legs, straight antenna, oval shape, hard shell, brown and black colour, has wings but doesn’t fly, size of a pen tip. Chris. This looks like a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus – see […]

Box Elder bugs.

5919  We live at Lighthouse Cove, Ontario near the mouth of the Thames River on Lake St. Clair.  These flying insects seem attracted to our house. We have a white stucco exterior and during a sunny day, our house will be covered in them.  They are now making their way into our house. The attached […]

Experienced Pest Control Technician; Sunshine Coast, BC.

585  Feb. 13/17  Seeking a licensed,  experienced Pest Control Technician. Must have at least 1-2 (ideally 5) years experience, valid driver’s licence and clean driving record. Wage dependent on experience. Opportunities for advancement, bonuses and incentives exist. Criminal record checks will be completed for all applicants prior to interviews. You will be required to inspect buildings and outside areas to detect […]

Part time experienced technician Calgary.

584 Feb. 10/17   One Man and a Ladybug pest control has over 16 years in providing safe and environmental responsible pest control service to commercial and residential customers in Calgary and surrounding. This is a Part Time position with potential for Full Time. Previous Pest Control Experience Is Required. We are currently offering a sales […]

ground beetle

5918  I live in a basement apartment in Vancouver, BC. I’ve been here a year and never seen these until this week. Now I’ve seen 5.  They look black, the photo shows reflection on the shell.   They are very lazy. I’ve never seen them move, they just sit there until I kill them.   Thanks,  Ryan Please […]

horntail wood wasp

5917     I live in Kilworthy Ont. Canada…we believe they are coming out of our wood for heating our home…hope you can help me…thank you Karen This is a pigeon tremex, Tremex columba, a horntail wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Their larvae develop in the trunks of dead and dying trees, including ash, beech, cottonwood, elm, maple, […]

Saw-toothed or merchant grain beetle

5916   Please help me! I need an idea of what these bugs could be. I really need to know how to get these out of my home it has been going on for over 3 years at this point. I have tried every insecticide available, steam and freezing cold and there are always more. This […]

Pest Control Technician – Niagara and Hamilton Region

583  Feb. 9/17  Sheldon Pest Management is hiring for a full time Technician position for Niagara and Hamilton. This career includes inspection and treatment of residential and commercial buildings, communication with clients, identifying the source of infestation, determining type of treatment options, documentation, and providing recommendations to clients. This technician position requires a valid clean […]

Experienced, licensed applicator, part time, Calgary

#582  Feb.8, 2017  One Man and a Ladybug pest control currently offering a sales and service job to service commercial and residential customers in Calgary and surrounding. This is a Part Time position with potential for Full Time.  Duties include but not limited to: *Monthly building inspections *Administering pest control products *Creating growth through sales […]

Recurring cockroach problem

Dear sir, At my house, there are lots of cockroaches. Size about 0.1 cm to 1 cm. It start seen from last year April/May. I talked with a pesticides Co. They checked and used pest control. At that time, they killed a lot. After few days, it showed again. Company came again and used pest […]

Bed Bugs next door!

If the apartment next door has bed bugs – and my bedroom is through the wall should I be getting my apartment sprayed etc? Most bed bug control professionals have been trained to inspect for all possible hiding places and entry points. In apartment buildings and hotels this often includes inspection of adjoining rooms. (Each […]

Plant seeds, not insects

5915   Please identify. They are Black on one side and green underneath. They are biting too.  Sherry These appear to be plant seeds of some kind, not insects. They may have short spines that irritated your skin. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

New Birth Control product approved for controlling Rats.

A developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, has announced the launch of ContraPest to be marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. Senes Tech’s first fertility control product will target the reproductive capabilities of both sexes, inducing egg loss in female rodents and impairing sperm development in males. […]

xiphydriid wood wasp

5914.  Hello,  I have noticed these bugs over the past couple of weeks in my house. I live in northern Ontario and it is currently winter outside. They are about 2 cm long and are very slow moving. They have been hanging out around a large window at the front of my house . I […]

Unlikely biting spider

5913   We got this guy today on sticky paper . Both my husband and myself have been getting bites likely at night in bed.  The bite starts off the size of a dime and  swells to quarter size, burns, itches for about 5-6 days. The area around the actual bite swells to a tea cup […]

Pest Control Franchise

581  Feb.2/17   Be in business for yourself but not by yourself by becoming part of the Truly Nolen Canada. Truly Nolen was founded in 1938 and has 200 plus franchises in 61 countries including Canada. Becoming a Truly Nolen franchise partner some of the benefits include: >Low Start-up cost Turn Key Opportunity.> In house financing […]

red-headed ash borer

5912   Found these guys in my room.  Identify please.  Rob.  This looks like a red-headed ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). It will not infest or harm anything in your home; see http://tinyurl.com/k8j27rp for more detailed information on this species. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.

assassin bug

5911      I this a kissing bug?   Audrey This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), but not a kissing bug. This one looks like Zelus renardii, known as the leafhopper assassin bug – see http://tinyurl.com/hclhvvm for an image. Like most assassin bugs, it can deliver a painful bite if handled carelessly, but they are not […]

Praying mantis egg mass

5910   Hi there,  I’m hoping that you can identify this cocoon for me. I’ve been finding quite a few of them in my barn this winter and I’ve come across one in the pasture but I’m sure there are a lot more. I’m worried about an infestation of something come spring. I live in Flamborough […]

Pet rats linked to Seoul virus outbreak, CDC says.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in Illinois and Wisconsin. The virus has been confirmed in eight patients in an ongoing investigation.  The recent cases are “the first human cases we’ve seen in the United States associated with […]

Crane Fly

5908   About 1 inch long slim body, always on wall near the ceiling, live in Manitoba so cold outside. Have seen about 15 in December and Jan. What are they and where do they come from? Thanks  Larry S. This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae); see http://tinyurl.com/2fz8joo for an example. It is not unusual to […]

Tiny Wasp

5907  Daniel from Dartmouth, NS. 17 Jan 2017. Indoors on 4th floor of apartment building.  Body approx 3-5mm long, with tail almost same length as body.  Has wings, but seems to only jump/hop rather than fly. Pair of long antenna on head. Golden-brown body.  Group of at least 50+ found in corner of room high up on the […]

Sea Otters destroying golf turf

Hello, Any advice for sea otter control, capture or management?  They are destroying large areas of turf on the golf course. HELP!!   Paul Robertson, Links Superintendent, VICTORIA GOLF CLUB. The Sea Otter is protected by the Marine Mammal Regulations in the federal Fisheries Act. These regulations make it an offence to kill, harm, or harass […]

Dormant wasp nests

Hi, I have a quick question relating to an old wasps nest that I’m hoping you can help me with. I live close to Gatineau Quebec. Late July / early August last year I noticed what seemed to be a large number of wasps heading towards the underhang of my roof and disappearing. After watching […]

snakefly larva

5906  Hello,   Can you advise what the attached Bug is ?  Came out of Vancouver BC.   Thanks.  Brendan.  This is a larva of a snakefly (order Raphidioptera); likely in the family Raphidiidae. These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. See http://tinyurl.com/hht3z5u for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, […]

grain/granary weevil

5905   Found in large numbers in an apartment crawling on the floors and walls. I am in Saskatoon, SK and it has been very cold outside recently. Does not appear to be coming from any singular location (found in living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom). I have only found concentrated areas (10 bugs) in small piles […]

Humane rodent poison

What would be the most ethical form on small mice control for a corporation? I work at a retail grocery chain that uses those little houses with poison inside – I see the mice convulse and I hear them cry out for 30-60 min after ingestion. A co-worker told me they could pay more to include fluoride in […]


5904   Hello Webmanager, My name is Jack and I found this creature on the mirrored backsplash in our kitchen. We’re in central Alabama where the weather is currently unseasonably warm (70°). Best regards,  Jack This is a lacewing, most likely a green lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). These insects and their larvae are voracious predators on small, […]

long-horned wood-boring beetle

5903  What is this ?  It came out of my wood table I think….Kind regards,  Jeff This looks like a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the tribe Clytini – see http://tinyurl.com/jefsb3t for an example. It would be very unlikely for this to have emerged from any finished piece of furniture. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; […]