Entries by Pest Control Canada


7492.      I found this on the inside of our screened in deck, hence the name I gave it. I have never seen one of these before and I am almost n74 years old. Just curious. Thanks. y Road, River Philip, NS. Canada   Number 7492.    This is a fishfly (Megaloptera: Corydalidae; subfamily […]

Ichneumon wasp

7490.       Lac LA hache, British Columbia. Canada   Number 7490.    This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera; Ichneumonidae); it looks like one in the subfamily Ophioninae. These wasps all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects; they are non-venomous and harmless to humans. See Ichneumon wasp detailed information .  


7489.     Started spotting these in random rooms along the baseboards. We have lived here 12 years and never seen anything like this…we have had sugar ants but that is all. Thank you. Delta, BC. Canada   Number 7489.   This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); it looks like one of the grain/granary weevils in the […]


7488.      Found among my clothing. Township of Madawaska Valley, Ontario. Canada   Number 7488.    This is a pseudoscorpion, a non-venomous arachnid related to true scorpions, spiders, etc. They are general predators on other small invertebrates and entirely harmless to humans. See pseudoscorpion detailed information .  

Grain beetle

7486.      What kind of bug is this. Was crawling on my arm while watching tv in bed. Port Hope, Ontario. Canada   Number 7486.    This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus, either a saw-toothed or merchant grain beetle. These can infest a wide vsriety of dry stored food […]

Terrestrial crustacean

7482.     Found in basement suite. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada   Number 7482.    This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; they go by numerous common names, including sow bugs, woodlice, and roly-polys. They are for the most part harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. See Terrestrial Crustacean detailed information .  

Bed Bugs

A friend of mine recently had bed bugs. Thankfully, it seems they were caught early, and after two sprays two weeks apart they seem to be gone. Erring on the side of caution, I’m wondering when it will be safe to have my friend over to my place again, or to go visit him at […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]