Entries by Pest Control Canada

German cockroaches

Adult German cockroach was seen and killed on Dec 16 but my son had seen small dark bugs in the kitchen about a week ago. The place was sprayed yesterday on Dec 21st. They notified us that no further treatments were required. Will one treatment get rid of all of them? Where can I buy […]

larva

Can a larva get inside a humans ears and mouth? Gulfport Mississippi Yes, this can occur, but very uncommonly, and then usually associated with other underlying factors. See http://tinyurl.com/3duchw6v and http://tinyurl.com/3kwx59sx for oral (mouth) and http://tinyurl.com/yhndh338 for aural/otic (ear) cases.

Thread-legged bug

7475.     Found late at night in the kitchen walking (slowly) on the kitchen counter. Aproximately the size of an American dime. Pelham, Alabama. United States   Number 7475.     This is thread-legged bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae; subfamily Emesinae). Most are general predators on other small arthropods; some specialize on spiders, and may steal the spiders’ […]

Leaf-footed bug

7472.     Saw this near our trash inside our home today. wondering if it’s a kissing bug? It’s my first time seeing this so I’m a little bit worried cause I have kids around. London, Ontario. Canada   Number 7472.    This is a harmless leaf-footed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), likely a western conifer seed bug […]

Weevil

7471.    Ottawa, Ontario. Canada   Number 7471.    This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). If it is very small (less than 4 mm), it could be one of the granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus. Just to be safe, you should check all food storage areas for signs of insect infestation. See weevil detailed […]

Grain mites

Hello. I’m seeking assistance in gathering information on grain mites. I have an infestation at my residence mainly in the kitchen. We have done everything from using the wood stove and a dehumidifier to lower the humidity. Countless cleanings. Removal of all food. We have been told we may need to dismantle the kitchen and […]

Cloth moths

We had clothing moths – identified by pheromone traps. We have heat-treated textiles that can be heated and put in vacuum-sealed bags, and we are slowly working through freezing items that can’t be heat-treated. There are items where it’s not suitable for either. We have put them in vacuum-sealed bags. I believe that within a […]

Grain beetles

7469.    Found indoors, in a ground floor condo, smaller than a grain of rice. Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Number 7469.    This appears to be one of the grain beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). They will infest a wide variety of dry stored food products, and nay […]

Bot fly

7467.    This was crawling across my living room floor. Is it a bot fly larva? Can they just come into a home on their own? we have no pets or kids. Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Number 7467.  It is a mature bot fly (Diptera: Oestridae; subfamily Cuterebrinae) larva that has emerged from its host […]

Argiope aurantia

7465.        Hanging in window, outside. Large! Elora, ON. Canada   Number 7465.    This is Argiope aurantia, a very common and widespread orb weaving spider (family Araneidae). Because of its very wide geographic range, it goes by a wide variety of common names. See Argiope aurantia examples . All orb weavers are […]

Grain beetles

7462.         We live in Montreal and these are in our pantry and randomly throughout our apartment. Montreal, QC. Canada   Number 7462.     The image is too small for me to be certain, but it might be one of the grain beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus; these are quite common […]

Winged ant

7461.        There is a swarm of these bugs dropping onto my back deck, car, roof just everywhere they land. The swarm is flying above some trees in my backyard. I am unable to identify them myself, hoping you guys can! Thanks 🙂 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Canada   Number 7461.    This […]

Cobweb/comb-footed spider

7456.        Found in small tangled web behind door, near floor. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada   Number 7456.     This is Steatoda triangulosa, a cobweb/comb-footed spider (family Theridiidae) known as the triangulate cobweb spider. Although belonging to the same family as the widow spiders, it is harmless to humans. See Cobweb/comb-footed spider detailed information […]

Firebrat

7455.           We found them in the kitchen floor. They are active only at night and are very fast! LaSalle, QC. Canada   Number 7455.    This is a firebrat, Thermobia domestica (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae). They and their close cousins, silverfish (Lepisma saccharina), are scavengers that will feed on just about any organic […]

Cicada nymph

7454.          What kind of insect is this and does it bite? Scarborough, ON. Canada   Number 7454.      This appears to be the empty ‘shell’ (exoskeleton) of a cicada nymph (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae). When cicada nymphs have completed their development under ground, they tunnel up to the surface and seek out […]

scarab beetle

7448.         Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada   Number 7448.  This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the genus Osmoderma, most likely O. eremicola. Commonly known as the hermit flower beetle, hermit beetle, “odor-of-leather beetle” (for strong odor of “Russian Leather”), their larvae develop in rotten, punky wood. See scarab beetle details on their […]