Entries by Pest Control Canada

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 […]

lacewing

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; […]

assassin bug nymph

5902   Hi, my name is Nancy. We have seen this bug inside around the house, in Winter months. In eastern Ontario, Canada. Have been looking all over the Web to try and identify but haven’t seen any pictures of it yet. thanks!    This is a late-instar nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), likely that of Reduvius […]

Casebearer larva

5901 What type of bug is this. found it in the bathroom. there’s more then 1 This looks like a household casebearer (aka ‘plaster bagworm’), Phereoeca uterella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Related to clothes moths, these basically are nuisance pests, feeding primarily on old cobwebs and the like. See http://tinyurl.com/hhc6w4v for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired […]

Service/Sales Technician, Brampton

580 January 2017.    Orkin Canada within the Brampton Branch is advertising for a full time service/Sales Technician position. The successful candidate must obtain a valid drivers license, a current Exterminators License, and have a minimum of 6 months experience along with strong verbal and communication skills. We have very competitive commission package, along with […]

Psocid

5900   Hello, I live in Kitchener, Ontario and it’s January right now. I just got this new townhouse last February and never noticed these little guys in my basement (basement only), till this month. It’s been snowing a lot and the house is quite dry, Im not sure if the basement is humid though, but we […]

fragment of a dead insect

5899  Found a few under my mattress. I came back from Costa Rica less than a week ago, and have been getting bites around my hands, ankles, a few on my chest. Standard red and itchy…. I have not seen any live bugs yet. Thought they were bed bugs at first, but I had them a few […]

Adult mouse

5898  My name is Esther, I’m a single mom of 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 crested gecko. I had been hearing noises at night, but i brushed it away thinking it was my crested gecko’s activity since he is nocturnal, until i seen a rodent dash behind my fridge. I purchased glue traps and set […]

cockroach young nymph

5897   Hello, my name is Alex, I live in Hamilton, Ontario and it’s been a rather mild winter. I live in an apartment building with approx. 12 other units. This is the second bug of this breed that I’ve found. This one is much smaller than the first one I found though I was unable […]

Dermestidae beetle larva

5896   My name is Ian.  – Photo was taken on January 8, 2017. – Insect found in apartment in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – About 2mm in length. – Indoors, on wall in a carpeted room. – Winter. – Thanks. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/larder/carpet beetles and allies), likely in the […]

brown marmorated stink bug

5895  Thanks for helping identify this bug.  It was indoors, in the master bedroom (bed) at 2am.  Felt it crawling on my back.  It was a good size bug, able to cling to a q-tip, while I was trying to shake it off.  I just spoke with my wife, and she said her friend found a […]

Bed Bug

5894  I found this bug it has a brown back with stripes on it it looks like a bed bug but im not sure.  Brandy.  Yes this is a bed bug.  There could be many more where you found it.  You would be wise to have a professional do an inspection and discuss methods to […]

Pest Control Service Technician – Servicing Calgary & area

579   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 control […]

Banned Pesticide found in Cannabis

A controversial pesticide banned in Canada has been discovered in products sold by a federally licensed medical marijuana producer, The Globe and Mail has learned, but neither the company nor Health Canada have informed the public. Myclobutanil, a chemical that is also prohibited for use on legal cannabis in Colorado, Washington and Oregon because of […]

broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

5893  My name is jen i found this on my kitchen stove in toronto ontario i was wondering if someo e can help me please im terrified of bugs This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; possibly in the subfamily Entiminae (broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils) – see http://tinyurl.com/heh23d5 for an example. Weevils such as these often enter buildings […]

Leaf Beetle (pea or bean weevil)

5892  I am from Nova Scotia.  Last week we came home to find these beatle/ bugs in our kitchen. They are black , hard shell, can fly or jump a little about 1/8 inch long max.  We have killed about twenty so far I squashed them with my thumb as they seem hard to kill any […]

Mud dauber wasp nests

5891  Please help us to identify the insect who left these cocoons in our books.  We found about 15 hard dark brown cocoons 2cm long attached to opposite side of the books in a bookshelf. Inside them there are light yellow larvae. Now when we found them it’s the end of august. We live in […]

caddisfly

5890  See attached Photo a friend of mind took on New years eve, found in a home in Eastern  Newfoundland . Just curious as flying bugs in Winter doesn’t seem the Norm. The image is not clear enough for me to be certain, but I believe that this could be a caddisfly (order Trichoptera) – see […]

wood wasp

5889   My name is Allan and I live in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.  Size is approx. 15 millimeter’s.   Month – December. Temp – minus 6 to plus 6.   Found indoors of home, main floor.  I looked at the list of bugs on your site. Not sure if this is a wood wasp. This is […]

Milkweed bug

5888   Can you identify this bug? It appears in our house occasionally. Can they bite?   We are in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Thank you, M. Berkson This is a milkweed bug, an occasional invader in homes. They are very similar in appearance to boxelder bugs.  See the comparison here:  http://pestcontrolcanada.com/box-elder-bugs   Both are harmless in your […]

Saw-toothed or Merchant grain beetle

5887   Hello, I live in Kitchener Ontario (southern Ontario) and just moved into a newer house. I keep seeing These small bugs that I thought were ants until closer inspection. Any thoughts?  Josh. This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus, either a saw-toothed (O. surinamensis) or merchant (O. mercator) grain beetle. […]

caterpillar of an Imperial moth

5886   Can you tell me what type of insect larvae this is? Thanks     Sherry This appears to be a dead, mummified caterpillar of an Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). See http://tinyurl.com/bzm7v3h for more detailed information on this species. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.  

click beetle

5885    I keep finding this bug in the beds of my house. they often appear dead. sometimes i find them on the floor also.  what is it ? Ashley  This is a click beetle, Coleoptera: Elateridae; see http://tinyurl.com/7b399st     for some more examples. Their occurrence indoors is strictly accidental; they will do no harm there. The larvae […]

ground beetle larva

5884  Hi I have lived in Washington state all my life and have never ran across anything like this before. I was out at night in late fall and found this guy under a bunch of leave next to a “rollie pollie” bug, a big rollie pollie bug! Wondering if it’s related to the rollie […]

brown marmorated stink bug

5883  What is this bug found in hotel.  Raymond This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), an introduced species that has become a serious pest in some areas of North America. See http://tinyurl.com/nkexo3 for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.  

Drugstore Beetle

5882  Hi there, my name is Remi. Geological location is British Columbia, Canada. I have looked over your site a bit and I would figure this is a beetle, but what kind of beetle is unsure, matter of fact I didn’t even notice the antennas they had until I took a zoomed up picture of […]

Moths in garage

5881   Hi, I found a number of these bugs in the space above my garage in Nova Scotia. Last year and this year a woodpecker has done considerable damage and I just discovered why (I think).   What is it and how do I get rid of them?  Thank you,  Liam This little moth would not […]

rats chewing and scratching

There is something clawing through my floors just under my trim I have put up traps and poison for rats but no luck I have no idea what it is but the holes get bigger very night. The most common pests that make a clawing or chewing noise in a home are rats. They can […]

damsel bug

5880   I live in rural Ontario, Canada. These little bugs have been popping up over the past few weeks and I was wondering what they were. Thanks in advance.  -Risa This is a damsel bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Nabidae), likely in the genus Nabis – see http://tinyurl.com/zvpoopk for an example. Damsel bugs are general predators on other small arthropods […]

drugstore beetle

5879  Hi there, my name is Remi. Geological location is British Columbia, Canada. I have looked over your site a bit and I would figure this is a beetle, but what kind of beetle is unsure, matter of fact I didn’t even notice the antennas they had until I took a zoomed up picture of […]

Bot Fly Puparium

5878  Last week I found one of these ‘shells’ and another this week. One was in plain site and the other was in a dark toy bin. The shell is hard and brittle and the inside has a pus like consistency, any information would be appreciated.   Thanks,  Nolan This is a puparium of a rodent […]

Large spiders in home

I have caught 4 fairly large spiders in my home, I know they are not easy to identify unless under a scope however these are hunters and ground hunting spiders, their about the size of a loonies and toonie (Canadian), their dark brown and or light ish brown… I have laid sticky catch master things […]