Entries by Pest Control Canada

Bed Bugs

My bedroom has been exterminated for bed bugs. I want them gone and I am checking my bed and box spring every day. If I am moving those things around and there are still bugs, will they find another place to nest or lay eggs or will I still see them on my bed? Bed […]

Mosquito, Aphid and Leaf Miner

Hey, I live in Edmonton and have been trying to find a good concentrate to control my mosquito, aphid and leaf miner problems in my yard. Is there any product that you would suggest that is pet friendly? Control of mosquitoes, aphids, and leaf miners: There is no one product that will provide safe control […]

Red Mite infestation

Hi, We have a severe Dermanyssus gallinae/Red Mite infestation. Will keeping our house between 70°F and a relative humidity of 35%-40% help decrease our red mite problem? Dermanyssus gallinae/Red Mite infestation – Has the source of the infestation been identified? Control will be much easier if the source (such as an abandoned bird nest) can […]

Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants: Hello, During the May and early June, I found 4 major and minor carpenter ants in the my kitchen. These were the times of the day found:(1) ~7pm crawling from my basement stairs into my work room. Minor.(2) ~6pm same area as the previous, near my back door. Minor.(3) ~11:30am on my ceiling […]

Millipedes

MILLIPEDEs: I have an infestation of millimetres around my garage and my house and they’re getting in my house I live in Newfoundland which is in Canada can you help. Infestation of millimetres – I am assuming the customer means millipedes. These are nuisance pests that are not going to cause any real harm. It […]

Rat Exclusion

RATS: What is the best method for making sure a rat doesn’t come back. I’ve been seeing peppermint oil, steel wool and caulking? I’ve also been reading to keep pet food and water dishes away. I have a cat. The food being put away is ok.. but the water dish would be bad for my […]

Dragon Insecticide

DRAGNET: Hi I’m looking to find out if you could help with some literature on the solution dragnet. I’m aware that the main chemical is permethrin, is there other chemicals in it and would there be any long term health concerns for children of used. Thanks in advance. Tom Dragon Insecticide – According to the […]

Tiger moth

6963.        Out front of my building on a partially cloudy day not too hot out light Breeze. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6963. This is a tiger moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae; subfamily Arctiinae); likely an adult of the so-called woolly bear of weather forecasting fame.  Click here for images and more detailed information.

Sowbug

6961.        Found in an apartment stairwell. Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6961. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so keeping your environs as dry as possible will […]

Leaf beetle

6960.      This bug is eating the leafs of one particular Green Bush, The Bush is dying. There are round holes on the leafs that are close. Some leafs only have their skeleton left. Milton, Ontario. Canada Number 6960. This is a leaf beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; it looks like a viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta […]

Click beetle

6957.       June/july started showing up with earwigs as well. Not very fast or concerned with people but seems to have come out of no where. Seen a different one every day it seems like. Should I be concerned? What are they? Hartford, Connecticut. United States Number 6957. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: […]

Scarab beetle

6956.      What’s this insect called …never seen one before. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 6956. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it is a grapevine beetle, Pelidnota punctata. Also known as the spotted pelidnota, the adult beetle feeds primarily on grape leaves and frit, but seldom causes real damage. The larvae feed on […]

Weevil

6953.       Hi, I initially found these black insects under one of our bed sheets, and thought it were signs of bed bugs. I then found them in other places in the house. They look like weevils, i’m hoping you can help confirm. Thanks. Richmond Hill, Ontario. Canada Number 6953. This is indeed a […]

Sphinx moth

6948.          Found it pretty much dead on my lawn in the town of Manila. Canada Number 6948. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Manduca, likely M. quinquemaculata, whose caterpillar is known as the tomato hornworm. Either its wings never expanded after it emerged from its pupa, or […]

Day-flying firefly

6945.            Found outside flying in July around 7:30 pm in South Western Ontario. Only one seen at the time of capture. Any ideas on species? Thanks so much. Woodstock, Ontario. Canada Number 6945. This appears to be a day-flying firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Some net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) in the genus […]

Male velvet ant

6942.         Sumbitch got hit five times with a flyswatter before I killed it. Waynesboro, Tennessee. United States Number 6942. This is a male velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), likely in the genus Timulla. These are parasitic primarily on ground-nesting bees and wasps, and the wingless females (sometimes called ‘cow-killers’) have a wickedly painful […]