Entries by Pest Control Canada

Cigarette beetle

6470. This is a blown up picture. These bugs are tiny and fly. I noticed them in my bathroom at first. Thank you for your assistance. Newark, Ohio. United States Number 6470.  This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This beetle and its close cousin, the drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae), can […]

Assassin bug

6465. What kind of bug is this? This is my second time seeing them in my bathroom. Dingwall, Toronto ON. Canada Number 6465.  This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for […]

Earwig

6460. It bit me about 3 weeks ago its still swollen tonight i have fever. Society Hill, South Carolina. United States Number 6460.  This is an earwig (order Dermaptera); it is extremely unlikely that it was the cause of your distress. They very rarely bite, and are more likely to pinch you with their forceps-like cerci. […]

Assassin bug

6449. Found this bug in the house near my exterior door. Chelford rd. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6449. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.

Larva of a lacewing

6445. Very slow moving bug. When I touched it, it’s lower body was able to stretch out, and retract back again. Very strange creature! Seaforth, Ontario. Canada Number 6445. This is a larva of a lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). These are general predators on other small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and caterpillars. Occasionally, they will ‘sample’ […]

Assassin bug

6443. Was found in my bathroom above the door… about the size of a wasp. Beginning of July. Croft Ave, Milton, On. Canada Number 6443. This looks like an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click […]