6043 This bug flew in over our patio table while we were having a conversation. We live in the Phoenix Arizona area and have never seen an insect like this ever before. Do you have any idea what this is? Thanks, Adam This is a horsebean longhorn beetle, Trachyderes mandibularis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). See https://tinyurl.com/yc3petgs for images […]
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6041 Geographical location: Calgary, Alberta. Relevant information: Found indoors [top floor of a condominium unit] Season: Summer, warm and sunny weather. Insect size: ¾ of an inch to 1 ½ inches [found in our condo last summer and this summer, starting in the month of June each year) The insects NEVER go further into our unit […]
6040 I found this bug clinging to the patio screen door from the inside. It has wings and when it was upside down it opened its wings to turn itself around. It appears to have a clear scan like outer shell. Please advise on what this is. Thank you. Lisa, Woodstock,Ontario This is a tortoise […]
6039 There are lots of these bugs all over our cedar deck and wood patio door trim. A couple days ago they were a pale lime green and now they look like this. Not sure if they are termites or not. Also, the pine tree over the deck has seemed to spray down some sap […]
6038 Hello, I am located in Scarbrough Ontario. This bug bit me in my bed . It stung so bad it felt like razor blades for about 5 min. After it bit me it flipped over and was stunned on its back . I don’t see it on any Canadian bug charts or your charts. Should […]
4635 Hi, One of the apartments in the house I live in has bedbugs and the landlord is going to either spray just the basement apartment or possibly the whole house. I have a 9 month old baby and was wondering what we should do if this treatment happens? Can these chemicals be harmful to […]
Trying to find a way to get rid of tent-nest’s How do I do it? The natural, soil dwelling bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt-kurstaki (BTK) is particularly effective on inch worms of all types. Use easily applied spray to hit worms and protect the leaves at the first signs of damage. BTK sprays do not […]
6037 Can you help me ID these 2 pests in my home. Stouffville, ON This is a cockroach nymph, but it does not look like any of the common peridomestic pest species. It might be one the so-called wood cockroaches. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV. This is a cockroach nymph, but it does not […]
6036 Hey there, I am from the Cowichan Valley in BC and have just tonight found around 10 of these beetles in my house. They are black, not particularly shiny, quite rounded body with 3 defined segments. They’re all about an inch long or so. I usually wouldn’t think much of seeing a bug or two […]
6035 This guy was hanging out under the edge of our kitchen counter, near our dishwasher. Interior BC, late spring. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); it looks like Centrodera dayi, known as the yellow Douglas fir borer – see https://tinyurl.com/ybmvqaha for an image. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
6034 Hi. Could you help me identify this bug? I found it dead in my daughters room, at the same time we are trying to figure out what caused bites on her arm. Do you think it’s a bed bug?? It’s about 1-2 mm long. Thank you! Jackie This appears to be a plant bug […]
6033 Found in a house Canada. Found several of these in our home it’s June here. Fell from ceiling. Bobbiejoe. This is a ground spider (family Gnaphosidae) in the genus Sergiolus. It appears to be similar to S. montanus (see https://tinyurl.com/yc7txyxe), but confirmation would require microscopic examination of certain body parts. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; […]
4633 Good morning. I volunteer at a Scout camp and we have many Cheery Trees, BUT the Cubs and Scouts can not get to the fruit as the Animals get there first. Where can I obtain an Electronic repellent to hang in the trees? Thank you. Paul Don’t waste your money. There is no unbiased scientific […]
6032 Hi – we have a vacation home in Nova Scotia directly on the Bay of Fundy. These came crawling up the basement foundation and now a few have made their way to the first floor of the house. Help! This is a sow bug. They can only survive in damp conditions. Read more about […]
6031 From Kingston Ontario. Never seen one of these before. What is it? Yara This is a ladybug larva. The ladybug life cycle is not much different from the life cycle of a butterfly. The ladybug goes through the same four stages as a butterfly, the egg stage, the larvae stage, the pupa stage, and the […]
4632 I have bed bugs, after the exterminator came in, we still have them. But killed off the basic population of them. What can we do? Getting rid of bed bugs is a process that usually takes more than one treatment. The most important step is a very thorough inspection but even a professional may […]
6030 No idea what this is and tried googling for awhile, photo taken in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. Eddie. This appears to be a Nuttall’s blister beetle, Lytta nuttalli (Coleoptera: Meloidae); see https://tinyurl.com/yag58ncl for images. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
6029 Do you know how I can ID these eggs on my dead stump in Ottawa? Thanks. Wayne I suspect that this more likely is a fungal growth of some kind rather than an egg mass of an insect or other invertebrate; see https://tinyurl.com/y7hxg2xl for an example. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
6028 Hi, This is Tiina from Toronto, Ontario. Saw these bugs on the sidewalk in the early evening. They were coming up from the ground in adjacent garden near the base of a tree. They are huge! Shiny, black with menacing looking pincers. What are they? Tina This is a stag beetle (Coleoptera: Lucanidae); likely a […]
6027 My name is Trevor. I live in Edmonton Alberta. We started noticing these bugs primarily on the floors of our two second floor bathrooms in our house which are on opposite sides of the second floor. They also frequent window sills in the bathrooms and the bedrooms adjacent to them. We don’t notice them […]
6026 Hi my name is Kaitlyn and I live in Calgary AB. I’m finding these hard shelled black/grey beetles all over my basement apartment. They aren’t coming from one spot because I’m finding them in every room. This is another short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae), the black vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (see https://tinyurl.com/pfjs654), is one […]
6025 I have found a few of these inside my home and outside as well. What is it? They have just come out in may. I have a dog so he may be bringing them inside. Thank you! Vanessa This is a short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae), but the image is not clear enough for […]
6024 What is this bug? Found Northern Ontario. Thank you! Stephanie This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae) in the genus Tanyptera (formerly Ctenophora); see https://tinyurl.com/y9npojm5 for an image. Their larvae are found in decaying wood. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
Hi, I found couple of bed bugs recently and would like to know the recommended pesticides from pest control. Thanks, Laxmi. Just spraying pesticides is not the solution. Read the suggestions for proper control that we have published on this web page: http://pestcontrolcanada.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs.
6023 Hi there, This is my first time to saw such unique insect walking on the corridor outside of a furniture store. Country: Malaysia. Michelle This is a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), but I cannot place a specific name on it at present. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
Hi there: We have moved into a new house and have just discovered that we have a serious marmot problem. We have seen them in our yard and not been concerned, but now we have discovered that our lower deck – and it is a large one surrounding a pool – is absolutely covered in […]
6022 This was found on a compact cranberry bush in Saskatchewan. It is the size of a lady bug. Friend or foe? This is a twice-stabbed stink bug, Cosmopepla lintneriana (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); see https://tinyurl.com/y9ybqct7 for an image and more information. They feed primarily on seeds, and usually are not considered serious pests. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; […]
6021 Marge from New Brunswick; this was on the step … what is it? This appears to be a larva of a firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), see https://tinyurl.com/y7rrweg4 for an example. These are general predators on other small arthropods as well as snails, etc. The larvae of some net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) also can be similar in […]
6020 Hi my name is Tammy from Midland Ontario Canada. Just found this in my house…is it a tick? If no what is it? Thank you for your help. This is not an insect, but is an arachnid called a pseudoscorpion. They are general predators on other small arthropods and completely harmless to humans. See http://tinyurl.com/ox8sx4o […]
6019 In Welland, Ontario Niagara region, found by our cat. In upstairs rug. We were working outside the day before. Elizabeth This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); a harmless accidental intruder. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
6018 I found this bug between my bed sheets after having moved some sweaters onto my bed that were in the kitchen. I live in Montreal, Quebec. We have spring weather right now. The bug seems to have antennae that it uses to feel its environment and walks almost robotically, so I looked up different beetles […]
6017 This insect was found in my yard. 4th June 2017. It was large, the size of a Canadian loony with wings extended. Location Saskatoon. Weather conditions hot and dry. Can you identify it please. Thank you. Bill. This looks like a male elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera Cimbicidae), see https://tinyurl.com/y8tvlk5d for an image. Their larvae […]
6016 I live in the north Okanagan in British Columbia and have found several of these in my bathroom (over the past few weeks) where my dog likes to lay on the cool lino floor as it is May/June and quite hot here. This bug is about ¼ inch long. I am hoping it is not […]