Entries by Pest Control Canada

Sowbug

7167.        These bugs keep showing up one by one in my bedroom. I want to know what type of bug they are and if they are need for concern. Thank you. Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7167. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of […]

Use of Dragnet

Hello, I want to engage a pest control company to help treat my bug problems in the house. They plan to use Dragnet. Is this a safe product? Are there any risks to humans? I’ve been advised to stay out of the treated home for 5-6 hours after treatment. Is that sufficient? Thanks in advance. […]

Bumble bee

7162.        It is about 3/4″ long. Langley, BC. Canada Number 7162. This is a bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Bombus sp.), likely an overwintering queen. Because of its condition, I hesitate to make a specific identification, but Bombus melanopygus is a possibility; for detailed information Click here

Dirt-colored seed bug

7161.        First saw in late summer, now still in the house. Beamsville, Ontario. Canada Number 7161. This is a dirt-colored seed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae); it looks like Raglius alboacuminatus, a European species that has become established in the Pacific Northwest and was first reported from Ontario in 2016 – Click here for […]

Basement with silverfish and ‘centipedes’

Hello! I just moved into a basement apartment and the place is crawling with silverfish and centipedes. Any tips on getting rid of them, or preventing them? Natural or with pesticides. Ill try anything. Burlington Basement with silverfish and ‘centipedes’ – I would like the client to provide images of the ‘centipedes,’ as I suspect […]

P.F Harris roach tablets

I want to ask is there p.f harris roach tablet is legal in canada or it is forbidden ? Can you please inform us on this matter? If its legal how can I find relevant documents . Thank you. Atlanta P.F Harris roach tablets: These tablets (active ingredient 40% boric acid) appear to be readily […]

Suspected bird mite infestation

Suspected bird mites. Hi. I’m looking for a company that can help me with a suspected bird mite infestation. I was hoping for a company that does fogging? I’ve used a pest control company that has sprayed twice and also done a detailed inspection. They have not managed to see any sample but I feel […]

Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

7151.      Found in January on the ceiling, walls and bathroom of our home. I haven’t seen them fly, and they don’t seem overly quick. Wainwright, Alberta. Canada Number 7151. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Weevil […]

Stonefly (Plecoptera)

7147.    Appeared early May. Because of the super wasp scare, became interested. Have never seen another similar. North Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 7147. This is not a wasp, but a harmless stonefly (order Plecoptera). From its size, it likely is in the family Pteronarcyidae (giant stoneflies). Their larvae are aquatic, and form an important […]

Grain beetle

7143.      Have seen about a dozen to two dozen of these guys in the past few weeks crawling up walls. They are very small, easy to kill. Wellington, Quebec. Canada Number 7143. This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide […]

Spider beetles

7141.     They are small, maybe 1-2mm, there were about a dozen dead ones in a ceiling light fixture in an old triplex. MONTREAL, QC. Canada Number 7141. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae); they will feed on an extremely wide variety of organic materials, and sometimes may be pantry pests. You should […]