Entries by Pest Control Canada

Nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug

6646.    Just looking to identify this bug. Maidstone, ON. Canada   Number 6646. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the act of shedding its ‘skin’ (exoskeleton), a process called molting; Click here for an image. This bug goes through five nymphal stages before becoming an adult; Click […]

Aphids

6628.    This is probably a very common garden pest but I’m having trouble identifying it. Magnification is about 90x using a digital microscope. There are swarms of these almost coating the top 8 inches of some Himalayan impatience plants as well as a section of a honeysuckle growing in a different part of my yard. […]

Assassin bug

6626.    This bug bit my partner when starting his car. It’s roughly an inch long. He said there was an awful shooting pain at the bite site. Located in Nepean/Ottawa, Ontario. Nepean, Ontario. Canada   Number 6626. This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in the genus Zelus. Their saliva contains powerful enzymes that break down […]

Sexton beetle

6624.    What is it ? Toronto, ON. Canada   Number 6624. This is a sexton beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae; Nicrophorus sp.). Sometimes also called burying beetles, they locate and bury carcasses of small mammals and birds that then serve as a food source for their larvae. Click here and Click here for images.

Potato beetle control

We had a terrible infestation of potato bugs this year but could not find a product that would irradiate them. It seems the old products we used to buy are no longer available. Please tell me the name of a product that will work that I can buy for next year. East Selkirk.   Potato […]

Cockroaches in potted plants

I have a pretty bad cockroach infestation and I am in the midst of carefully moving all of my things out of my apartment but I have concerns about my plants. I have bleached their pots, hosed down the plants including the roots, and repotted them. I just bought the diatomaceous earth to put down. […]

Rats in home

How do I get rid of rats in my home? Antigonish   Rats in home – You need to consult a professional as there is no good universal answer – each situation is unique. Search the Pestcontrolcanada pages (Click here) for a recommended company; this one appears to be the closest one to you: Click […]

Importing Rodent Poison

“Importing Rodent Poison”. Can I bring mouse bait “RESOLVE” or “BAIT BLOCK”from the U.S. in to Canada? The active ingredient is Diphacinone 0.005%. Thank you. Jacquie Aird. Vancouver, B.C., Canada   Importing pesticides into Canada: Residents of Canada may purchase and import, from the United States and only for their own use, products registered with […]