7431. Hi, We found this bug in our pool and on our patio window. Not sure what it is but it is very small. As you can see in the pics, the bug is on an pool surface skimmer ring. Wendover, Eastern Ontario. Canada Number 7431. This is tortoise beetle, a […]
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A few weeks ago I was bitten three times in a row. I put out bed bug traps and have been checking my bed daily. I have no more bites. Two weeks ago my grandson slept over and had two sets of bites on his arm in a line of three bites. I still have […]
Hello, I have a case of Indian meal moths for the past several months and I can’t seem to get rid of them and I need help. Woodbridge ON As I would not recommend application of any pesticide in food storage areas, the best cure is prevention. The first step is sanitization – empty out […]
7430. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7430. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); a harmless accidental visitor. The larvae of some species (wireworms) can be agricultural pests. Click beetle detailed information .
7429. Found about 6 of these on my living room carpet this morning, not moving much, some may even be dead; didn’t see evidence of them flying. May 2023 in Vancouver during a very warm spell (27-30C indoors). Largest was about 7mm long. Black/dark brown. Also saw a few similar ones around a window […]
7428. This bug was roughly half a centimeter long. We’ve seen about 5 of them in the last week either on a wall or on the hardwood floor. All of them have that very distinct brown mark on their back in the same spot. Is this a pest I should be worried about? Coquitlam, […]
I’m a first year university student and I have a burning question about ants I was hoping you could help me with. I like ants a lot. I also don’t understand how they exist at all. From what I know, ants have one, or sometimes a few queens, and the rest of the female ants […]
7427. 2 inch long. Dangerous? Why so large? Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7427. This appears to be a woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata (family Dysderidae). They are capable of inflicting a painful (but not dangerous) bite; see Woodlouse spider detailed information .
7426. Found this bug on a shirt. It was almost invisible, very fast, way more reddish than it looks in this pic. I thought was a carpet beetle larvae but it does not seem to be oval shaped. Found in South Quebec. Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Canada Number 7426. This is a larva of […]
7425. These very small bugs appeared above our lights near the ceiling. The close up image is of one that is ~2 – 3mm in size and is one of the larger ones, they go down to less than a mm. There are several hundred and they are crawling around on the walls […]
7424. I keep finding these dead and alive in my house every couple months. I got the carpet cleaned but still find these popping up on my furniture and carpet. Edmonton, AB. Canada Number 7424. This image appears to be a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Dermestes […]
7423. Hello I’m just wondering what blind of bugs these are bin my apartment they look like cockroaches but are all different sizes some r different colours.. I used two spray bottles on my place a month ago they where the cheapest kinds I guess my landlord bought when they came down from Toronto […]
7422. Markham, Ontario. Canada Number 7422. This is Reduvius personatus, an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter. This is a peridomestic species that feeds on many other arthropods found in buildings; it’s bite is reported to be very painful, but not dangerous to humans. See An assassin bug detailed information .
7421. What is this? Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7421. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). This is an introduced species that has become widely established in North America. They are harmless, but may become nuisances when they enter buildings in search of shelter. See western conifer seed bug […]
My digital keyboard (piano not computer) broke and i took it to a repairman’s house to fix it. When I got to his house, it was like TLC Hoarder’s. I am terrified about bringing home pests—especially cockroaches. He was located in Scarborough. What steps can I take when I pick up my keyboard to make […]
Hello, I’m hoping to get domesticated pet rats soon but my landlord is concerned that the smell of them will attract other wild rodents as they’ve had rodent infestations in the past. I don’t see this being an issue and have seen others say that it’s a complete myth. I’d like to know if this […]
7420. We found a few in our house. Petit-Rocher-Ouest, NB. Canada Number 7420. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The only species in this family that will infest established dwellings is the old house borer, Hylotrupesbajulus, but your image is not clear enough to either confirm or reject that possibility .As […]
7419. Length 5mm. Found in my bed. Thank you kindly for your review! Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7419. This has the appearance of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera; Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). See Carpet beetle control advice .
7418. Courtenay, BC…Jan-Feb…these flies are about 1 mm in size, and we find them dead on windowsills in our bathroom and walk in closets. We do not see them alive…any id and advice? Courtenay, BC, Canada Number 7418. I cannot identify these with certainty, but they likely are dark-winged fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae). Their […]
7417. Found in my son plastic super block at the bottom there were a lot of them. Beauharbois, Quebec. Canada Number 7417. These appear to be booklice (Psocodea: Liposcelidae). These primarily are nuisance pests that very seldom cause any real harm. They feed mainly on mould spores and bits of organic debris. See […]
7416. Hello. These little flying bugs are in a condominium in Ottawa. The photo was taken in December, 2022. There have been a number of them since the fall. I really appreciate you taking the time to look this up! North Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 7416. This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: […]
7415. This is a close up placed on a paper towel. The bug is very small (<5mm) in length. Okotoks, Alberta. Canada Number 7415. This specimen is too incomplete for a confident identification. That aside, if it is less than 3 mm long, it might be a minute brown scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: […]
7414. Flys and are everywhere! Rowlett, United States Number 7414. This is an eastern boxelder bug, Boisea trivittata (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae). This is a very common and widespread nuisance pest that seldom does any real damage. See Eastern boxelder bug detailed information .
7413. Hi, as previously stated I’m from Calgary AB. I sent in a different picture of these guys wandering around the house last October (file #7406). Your analysis was a Darkling beetle that infects dry stored goods. On that advice I completely cleared and checked all food, shelves & drawers in my pantry at […]
7412. Central Alabama, afternoon, about 80F degrees. No way to measure size but compared to my skin – very small. Too small? Pelham, Alabama. United States Number 7412. This appears to be a woolly aphid (Hemiptera/ : Aphididae); it strongly resembles an introduced species known as the Asian woolly hackberry […]
7411. Found in my bathroom on Oct 23, 2022. Campbellford, Ontario. Canada Number 7411. This is a pseudoscorpion, an arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions that prey on other small arthropods. They are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Pseudoscorpion detailed information .
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 […]
7409. How do we get rid of these bugs? Armstrong, BC. Canada Number 7409. This is an introduced species known as a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemipter/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae. See Tuxedo bug detailed information & control suggestions .
7408. Woodrat or eastern grey Squirrel? Moncton, NB. Canada Number 7408. This is a Gray squirrel.
7407. I see a few of these in my basement during summer mostly. Calgary, Alberta. Canada Number 7407. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there.
7406. I found some of these in my house in Calgary, AB. Not sure if they all wondered in or is it something I should be more concerned about. They are 3/16” long, don’t fly and have 6 legs. Please help me determine what they are and how to deal with them. […]
7405. Memramcook area in NB Canada. First of September, 2022 – 6am, photo with phone camera on the plastic siding of a HOUSE. Moncton, NB. Canada Number 7405. What a beautiful insect! It’s a giant eastern crane fly, Pedicia albivitta (Diptera: Tipulidae). See Giant eastern crane fly detailed information […]
7404. Hello, I have found one of these in my bed when I woke up, and I would like to know if this bug will bite in your sleep, thank you. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 7404. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). […]