Entries by Pest Control Canada

Cigarette beetle

7339.         Toronto, ON. Canada   Number 7339.      This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). It and its close cousin, the drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum, are cosmopolitan pests that feed on all kinds of plant material including tobacco, seeds, grain, nuts, beans, spices, cottonseed meal, dried fruits and […]

Pavement ants

I have a major infestation in 2 locations under my walkway and front steps in the form of pavement ants, how do I go about ridding myself of this issue. I do not have any pic at this time but I do know that 100% what they are. Please if u can any advice would […]

Cockroach problem

My elderly friend has a cockroaches problem. Does lemon oil in water attract the roaches and kills them. I told her to dice an onion and sprinkle with soda to see if it kills roaches. Fredericton I have seen no proven evidence that any essential oils (including lemon) are effective as cockroach control. Neither are […]

Shrew-mouse problem

I live in a stack rock foundation home that is quite rural, with a dirt and bedrock crawl space. There is an open area beside the water heater with small openings to the crawl space below for pipes and wires. I saw a small grey ball of fur dash from there into the bathroom, I […]

Western conifer seed bug

7330.           Lancaster NY, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, overcast day, downright balmy-25°F. These are just sitting on a snow bank. What are they? They resemble a skinny stink bug. OP, NY. United States   Number 7330.    This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can […]

German cockroach

7328.       These have been in my apartment and also black specs in the kitchen cupboards which are cleaned regularly. Saskatoon, SK. Canada   Number 7328.       This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Fishing spider

7321.       Found in washer dec 2021. Mount uniack, Nova Scotia. Canada   Number 7321.      This is a fishing spider (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes; likely D. tenebrosus. Sometimes also called dock spiders, they are the largest spiders native to Canada; they are not dangerous to humans. Also, in spite of […]

Assassin bug

7318.       This photo was taken in October around 8pm after dark. The unknown insect appeared to be eating a spider. St Catharines, Ontario. Canada   Number 7318.       This is an assassin bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae in the subfamily Emesinae (thread-legged bugs). Some of these specialize in feeding on spiders, Assassin Bug Detailed […]

Tortoise beetle

7317.      It’s rare insect for me can know it’s name and what is this?? MON, NAGALAND. India   Number 7317.      This is a tortoise beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, subfamily Cassidinae; possibly in the genus Aspidimorpha – Tortoise beetle example . They feed primarily on plants in the morning glory family.

Scarab beetle

7314.          Found insect outside the building, just want to get the picture out maybe it might be of interest to some research. I would like to know the name too. thanks. Asian city, Doha, Industrial area, Qatar   Number 7314.     This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it cannot be […]