Entries by Pest Control Canada


6371  I saw this in the washroom in my motel, I’m just wondering what kind of bug this is. It was almost the size of a coin(nickel). From: Ridge rd 16, Thunder Bay Ontario Canada Number 6371. This is a silverfish, Lepisma saccharina (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae), a cosmopolitan nuisance pest.  Click here for more detailed information

Crab spider

6368  Calm/chilly weather, 5C. Mid-May, Spring 2019. Found indoors, and relocated outdoors. Appears to be 1/2 inch width when legs in, and 3/4″ – 1″ when spread apart. From: Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0 Canada Number 6368 . It’s a crab spider (family Thomisidae), might be a Bassaniana sp.; harmless to humans.


6367  Hi can you please identify this bug for me? Im renting 2 story townhouse condo ( basment and main floor). I saw multiple of these bugs both upstairs amd downstairs. Initially i thought they were lice but they didnt go away. What is it and How do i get rid of it? Thank you. From: […]

Elm seed bug

6365  Found inside our white curtains inside the home in both our living room and our bedroom- vacuumed and washed curtains but still finding more of these bugs- they can fly but are slow moving otherwise. we have cats. What can we do? What are they? We have never seen them before. From: Vancouver, British Columbia […]

Carpet beetle

6362 Found it alive on the towel in the bathroom. Can you tell me what is it? Is it a bed bug? Thank you! From: Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3 Canada Number 6362 This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), possibly a varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci. Click here for detailed information and Click here elsewhere on […]


6360 This bug was on a toilet paper that was on the table in the bedroom, found it in the morning. From: Phoenix, Arizona 85008 United States Number 6360 This is a pseudoscorpion, a non-venomous arachnid related to scorpions and spiders. These are general predators on other small arthropods,  Click here for more detailed information.

Western Conifer Seed Bug

6353  I think the images I sent yesterday were lost. This insect was inside my home in April. I put it in alcohol to kill, dry and photograph. Is it possibly a blood-sucking conenose? From: Toronto, Ontario M4B1P4. Canada Number 6353 This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), a common and widespread […]

Wasp Moths

6351 I guess the typical question you get is: What is this insect called? And in perfect tempo with this normative progression, I’ll try a polite variation: I would love very much, as will and resources provide/allow, if you could help me to identify this insect – or otherwise alien creature. Thank you for the good […]

Oriental cockroach

6349 Toronto in the spring, in my bathroom. Approx. as long as a toonie. Even if it’s not deadly, it nearly killed me; it practically gave me a heart attack. From Toronto, ON Number 6349 This is an oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (Blattodea: Blattidae), a cosmopolitan pest species. Click here for more detailed information and Click […]

Bumble bee

6347 Not sure if the photos are good enough, but hoping you can identify this….bee? Best I can come up with is a Carpenter Bee? It’s head was fuzzy though, so that is what throws me off. Thanks in advance! From Victoria, British Columbia Number 6347 It’s a bumble bee, not a carpenter bee. It looks […]

Tuxedo bug

6344  We are finding these all around our house – doesnt seem like they fly… please help! …doesnt look like a seed bug or kissing bug! From Lindell beach, BC Number 6344 This is a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae); a Eurasian species that appears to have been introduced into North America about 20 […]


6343 Found in interior window frame March 31, Mississauga, ON. Some live, some dead. From Mississauga, ON Number 6343 These are sowbugs, terrestrial crustaceans in the order Isopoda. These basically are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but they sometimes become nuisance pests when large numbers occur indoors. They breathe through gills that must be kept […]