Previous owner of home has railroad ties as flowerbed retaining wall that are up against the North and south sides the house. The ties are full of carpenter ants and I’d like to get rid of them and the flower beds. Can I move them with active nests or will it cause them to scatter […]
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7378. Found on a carpet hiding under a rug. Should I throw the rug away? Cap-Chat, Quenec. Canada Number 7378. This is a larder beetle. Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). You should check all food storage areas for signs of infestation by their larvae; they should pose no threat to your carpet. […]
7377. Found this under my covers when I woke up. Been having skin bumps and dry skin peeling around knuckles for the last one two weeks. Coquitlam, BC. Canada Number 7377. This is a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae. Strictly an accidental intruder that would not be responsible for any of your […]
7376. I found it inside, never seen a bug like that. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7376. This looks like an ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva aurea (Lepidoptera: Attevidae). See Ailanthus webworm moth detailed information .
7375. Brantford, Ontario. Canada Number 7375. This is a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the genus Chrysops. It looks a lot like Chrysops vittatus – see Deer Fly Detailed Information; but I cannot be absolutely certain as several other species can have similar markings. Female deer flies are obligate blood […]
7374. Tons of these on our shaded south facing balcony. Removed the potted plants and it helped reduce the numbers but there are still lots around. Not sure what kind of beetle? Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada Number 7374. This is a nymph of a true bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera); it looks like […]
7373. What is this? Cincinnati, Ohio. United States Number 7373. This appears to be a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). See Carpet Beetle Detailed Information .
7372. Sacre-Coeur, Sacre-Coeur Quebec. Canada Number 7372. This is a robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae). These are ambush predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. See Robber fly Detailed Information .
7371. Tons of these little guys on the balcony above mine at my apartment building. It is a wooden balcony. They seem to leave a fine sand like debris that falls down onto my balcony. They don’t appear to be IN the wood but there are 100s of them on the surface. Any […]
7370. Hello, we found these timing up side of a wooden pool shed. We are unsure of what they are or how to treat them. Hope you can assist us with this. Thank you. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7370. These are ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The larger one with wings likely […]
7369. These were found on my orchard. Can you say what type of pest are these? Orange Walk Town Belize. Number 7369. This is a caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); possibly a giant swallowtail, Papilio rumiko – see Caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly image .
7368. Woke up around 9AM to go to washroom & noticed this bug on its back on the floor. I took it outside & put it on my balcony to take this picture. I suppose it didn’t like the heat though because it then stopped moving after that. I tried looking it up, […]
7367. Bloomfield, ON. Canada Number 7367. This appears to be an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- see Assassin Bug Detailed Information
7366. Hi, if you could please identity this bug I would really appreciate it! It was found on the wall near the stove. Thank you! Guelph, Ontario. Canada Number 7366. This is a nymph of a cockroach, possibly a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae); a peridomestic species difficult to bring […]
7365. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada Number 7365. This has the appearance of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the tribe Attagenini, the group that includes the black carpet beetle an allies. You should check all dry stored food products as well as any woolen/silk/leather fabrics/clothing items in storage for signs of […]
7364. Winnipeg, MB. Canada Number 7364. This is a white-spotted sawyer beetle, Monochamus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). They attack primarily dead or dying trees; see White-spotted sawyer beetle detailed information
7363. Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC. Canada Number 7363. It’s a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the subfamily Cryptorhynchinae; it looks like Cryptorhynchus lapathi, known as the poplar-and-willow borer. They and their larvae feed on willow, poplar, alder, and birch. See Weevils detailed information
7362. Found this guy, dead on the floor in the closet where we store the cat food. He is almost 1.5cm long. Reddish-Brown in colour. I’ve never seen him before and cannot identify him with what I’ve searched online. New Westminster, British Columbia. Canada Number 7362. This is a […]
7361. What is this bug. Lethridge, Alberta. Canada Number 7361. It’s an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae); likely a giant conifer aphid in the genus Cinara – see Aphid example & Aphid Detailed Information
If dragnet pesticide was applied to vegetables, how long do u need to wait before vegetables can be eaten. Brampton The active ingredient in Dragnet, Permethrin, breaks down very rapidly outdoors when exposed to full sunlight. Under those conditions, produce should be safe to consume a day or two after application.
I have had my house sprayed twice for powder post beetles and months have passed without seen any activity and just today I’ve noticed a couple of Powder hills what can I used to further treat since they don’t seem to be going away? Hamilton. ON In many instance, retreatments are necessary for control of […]
7360. Found in a plastic bin in the back yard on June 19, 2022 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in the late afternoon, early evening, 22C, mostly cloudy. It’s about the size of my pinky fingernail. Fort McMurray, AB. Canada Number 7360. This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae). These […]
7359. Taber, AB. Canada Number 7359. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). These all are sap feeders, and some species are important vectors of viral plant diseases. See Aphid Detailed Information
7358. Found on South Pender Island BC Canada. Number 7358. This is a nymph of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) in the genus Okanagana. They feed underground on the roots of trees, and when mature, tunnel up to the surface to change into the adult form.
7357. I looked through a bug list of all wasps, moths and similar shaped insects and could not positively identify this insect based on markings. One list for Ontario, one for Michigan. I suspect it is an ichumen wasp or blue winged wasp along some part of its lifecycle or even a […]
7356. Found this crawling on the wall outside my house. Barrie, ON. Canada Number 7356. This appears to be a leaf-footed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). It does not appear to be known pest species. See Leaf-footed bug detailed information
7355. This was on a daylily plant in our front yard on approximately June 13 in the early afternoon. Regina, SK. Canada Number 7355. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are completely harmless; see Elm sawfly detailed information
7354. I found this spider 2 weeks ago on my concrete basement floor. Did not find any web. Must have been feeding on the spider crickets that make their way into my basement. It is quite large, about 3 inches from tip of legs. I put it on a regular napkin for […]
7353. Unfamiliar insect in potato patch at new home. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7353. This looks like a larva of a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae). These feed primarily on the leaves of plants in the morning glory and potato/tomato families, but seldom are abundant enough to cause real harm. […]
7352. I think this might be a bed bug! Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7352. This appears to be a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This beetle, along with its look-alike cousin the cigarette beetle, can infest a very wide variety of dry stored food products. See Drugstore beetle detailed […]
7351. Found indoors, found 2, slightly south of Ottawa, June , thank you for your time. RICHMOND, Ontario. Canada Number 7351. This a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil image
7350. Flew very silently into nearby tree after a while of being on my thumb. Found on screen door, plucked gently off of it and placed on thumb. Was wondering, what is it? It looks pretty cool, but my family is arguing about it being a type of grasshopper or moth. Personally […]
7349. We have been seeing multiple pests like this one in our home since mid-May 2022 to now. This particular pest is 4mm long but we have also seen smaller, similar ones that range from 1-3 mm in length. For the past few weeks, it has been at times hot, humid and […]