Entries by Pest Control Canada

Crab spider

7410.       Found on my neck inside my house. Campbellford, Ontario. Canada     Number 7410.      This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae); possibly in the genus Xysticus. These are ambush predators on other small arthropods, and harmless to humans. See crab spider detailed information . 7410.       Found on my […]

Camel/cave cricket

7403.      Indoors, summer, the insect hops so I was thinking it was a grasshopper ? Calgary, Alberta. Canada     Number 7403.    This is a camel/cave cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). They are for the most part nuisance pests, usually found in dark, damp situations such as basements, caves, under logs, etc. See Camel/cave […]

Leaf beetle

7391.    A person brought beans and pulses. to the house. The container they were in was suddenly crawling with these. They are small. There was also Indian food there. Ottawa, ON. Canada     Number 7391.    This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Bruchinae; these are known as pea or […]

Aphid

7385.      What is this? I found it on my bed. I have bites too. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada   Number 7385.      This is an aphid (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Sometimes called plant lice, aphids are sap feeders on a very wide variety of plants, and some species vector viral diseases of plants. They […]

Funnel weavers

7381.      Hello, I live in a basement suite in Southern Alberta and I’ve been seeing these spiders everywhere inside. They are between the size of a nickel and a dime. Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada   Number 7381.    These most likely are funnel weavers (family Agelenidae) in the genus Eratigena. They are not dangerous […]

European firebug

7380.      Scarborough, Ontario. Canada   Number 7380.    This is a European firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae), an introduced species currently sporadically distributed in North America. See European firebug Image & Map Distribution . These primarily are nuisance pests that reportedly feed mainly on the seeds of plants in the mallow family. See […]