Entries by Pest Control Canada

Carpenter ants in old railroad ties

Previous owner of home has railroad ties as flowerbed retaining wall that are up against the North and south sides the house. The ties are full of carpenter ants and I’d like to get rid of them and the flower beds. Can I move them with active nests or will it cause them to scatter […]

Larder beetle

7378.      Found on a carpet hiding under a rug. Should I throw the rug away? Cap-Chat, Quenec. Canada   Number 7378.    This is a larder beetle. Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). You should check all food storage areas for signs of infestation by their larvae; they should pose no threat to your carpet. […]

Deer fly

7375.      Brantford, Ontario. Canada   Number 7375.      This is a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the genus Chrysops. It looks a lot like Chrysops vittatus – see Deer Fly Detailed Information; but I cannot be absolutely certain as several other species can have similar markings. Female deer flies are obligate blood […]

Ants

7370.      Hello, we found these timing up side of a wooden pool shed. We are unsure of what they are or how to treat them. Hope you can assist us with this. Thank you. Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Number 7370.       These are ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The larger one with wings likely […]

Carpet beetle

7365.      Gatineau, Quebec. Canada   Number 7365.      This has the appearance of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the tribe Attagenini, the group that includes the black carpet beetle an allies. You should check all dry stored food products as well as any woolen/silk/leather fabrics/clothing items in storage for signs of […]

Weevil

7363.        Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC. Canada   Number 7363.      It’s a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the subfamily Cryptorhynchinae; it looks like Cryptorhynchus lapathi, known as the poplar-and-willow borer. They and their larvae feed on willow, poplar, alder, and birch. See Weevils detailed information 

Dragnet

If dragnet pesticide was applied to vegetables, how long do u need to wait before vegetables can be eaten. Brampton The active ingredient in Dragnet, Permethrin, breaks down very rapidly outdoors when exposed to full sunlight. Under those conditions, produce should be safe to consume a day or two after application.

Powderpost beetles

I have had my house sprayed twice for powder post beetles and months have passed without seen any activity and just today I’ve noticed a couple of Powder hills what can I used to further treat since they don’t seem to be going away? Hamilton. ON In many instance, retreatments are necessary for control of […]

Drugstore beetle

7352.        I think this might be a bed bug! Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Number 7352.    This appears to be a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This beetle, along with its look-alike cousin the cigarette beetle, can infest a very wide variety of dry stored food products. See Drugstore beetle detailed […]