Entries by Pest Control Canada

Ground beetle

6561.    Does this bite? My husband felt like he got stung and we found this. Windsor, Ontario. Canada   Number 6561. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae), the vast majority of these are general predators on other small arthropods. It is extremely unlikely that it was the cause of your husband’s discomfort. Click here for […]

Sowbug

6555.    This was on the floor at work. I have no idea what kind of bug it is. It’s July and I work indoors in an office. I thought maybe a centipede or a beetle? Saskatoon, SK. Canada   Number 6555. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These basically are harmless scavengers […]

Nymphs of the white-margined burrower bug

6554.    What is it please. Found pictures online apparently there live in france or.britain. what are they doing.here? Or is it a pest that is native here. Thank you. Monetville, Ontario. Canada   Number 6554. These are nymphs of the white-margined burrower bug, Sehirus cinctus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cydnidae); Click here for an image. It is a native […]

Elm seed bug

6551.    Very small. Winged. Orange coloured underside. First noted around exterior/interior window frames. Have also noticed few in the house. Not sure if these are cedar seed bugs? Please advise on how best to permanently get rid of them. Thank you! Vancouver, BC. Canada   Number 6551. This is an elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: […]

Cicada

6546.     This bug was found on the underside of the top rail of our fence on Aug 4/19 in Cambridge, NS. I have looked through 285 pics but can’t identify it. Hope you can. Cambridge, NS. Canada   Number 6546.  This is the empty ‘shell’ (exoskeleton) of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae), likely in the […]