6686. The bug is probably around 0.5 CM long, and it was found crawling on our curtains/around our window ledge. We’ve seen it a few times around the condo, and we have no idea where it comes from or what it is. I found a few more in random places in the apartment – […]
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I’ve had a terrible rat mite problem for 3 years. I’ve lost access to my bedroom and my study room. I’ve had pest control come in to leave rat traps and spray for rat mites. I haven’t seen a rat in over 2 years, but after 3 months of pest control spray, the mites keep […]
I live in LaPeche, Qc. My south facing outside wall is covered with Cluster flies and they are starting to come in through the basement windows. How do I get rid of them? They are all over the walls and I can’t reach those high on the walls. Is there a kind of insecticide powder […]
Hello! This will be a little long but I’m hoping someone could help. Two weeks ago my niece and brother in law were visiting and they stayed over night two nights she brought a backpack but it was only in the house for 10 mins ish like twice and they slept on our couch. Well […]
San Diego woman living in van with 300 rats agrees to give them up
I have a dog, I flea treated him but my room mate had cats that she did not treat. The infestation is bad. The room mate has since left with the cats, but my house is still infested. I never had this problem before until her cats arrived. I’m overwhelmed and don’t know what to […]
Hi, Can you guys suggest an insecticide to get rid of springtails. I’ve had my home sprayed three times but with limited success. My home is not damp and is very clean. John H. CBS, Nefoundland Chemical applications (usually pyrethroids) generally are not recommended for springtail control, as the effect is only temporary and […]
Hello, I hope you are well. I would like to know if cockroach spray/dust is safe for infants. I live in an apartment and they are spraying to get rid of cockroaches. I have a 1 month infant. They have said that we need to leave the apartment for 4 hours after they spray. I […]
6685. This is the only photo. This bug is very small. Maybe a millimetre. Slemon Park PEI. Canada Number 6685. This is a young nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter (Reduvius personatus). This is a cosmopolitan species often found in buildings where they prey upon other insects found […]
6684. Found in the basement. Less than half an inch. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada Number 6684. This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. They go by a variety of common names, including sowbugs, pillbugs, slaters, woodlice, and roly polys. They are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but occasionally become nuisance pests when […]
6683. Found on the wall of my condo unit on a warm humid day after a few cooler rainy days. Not sure how it got in as balcony doors and windows are kept closed. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6683. This is a parasitic wasp, likely in the family Braconidae. These all are parasitic on […]
6682. This was on my wall this morning. Looks similar to the scarlet malachite but without the pointy things. It was about 1 cm long. I live in BC. Thank you. Number 6682. This is a caterpillar rather than a beetle larva. One possibility is that it might be a caterpillar of the Indian […]
6681. Closet floor. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6681. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here for some control recommendations.
6680. Found dead on the carpet near the sliding balcony doors. Quite large, between 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6680. This is a centipede (class Chilopoda). These are general predators on other small arthropods, and ones like this are harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information.
6679. Found on firewood near Alliston Ontario. Hopefully these photos are of better quality. Thank you. Alliston, Ontario. Canada Number 6679. This is a checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae). These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. Click here for an example
6678. Taken 23rd of September. In the past few days I’ve repeatedly found bug bites with small white tubes that were easily pulled out. Now, I found this bug acting dead and not moving in any way to the point that I picked it up with needles under the wings to stage a photograph. […]
6677. Larger than a quarter. Totally black with yellow in circle on back and around the neck. If it’s a bee I want to let it go. Langley, British Columbia. Canada Number 6677. This is a bumble bee, Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombus sp. These are valuable pollinators, and several species are endangered/threatened. Click here for […]
6676. Thus bug was found on a pet rabbit in the evening and the bunny passed away over night… coincidence? We’ve never seen this type of bug but have recently moved here. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6676. This looks like a larva (maggot) of a lesser house fly (Diptera: Muscidae). Also known as a […]
6675. Kamloops, British Columbia. Canada Number 6675. This is a male folding door trapdoor spider in the genus Antrodiaetus, Click here for an example. The males leave their burrows to wander about in search of females, which remain in their burrows. They are not dangerous to humans.
6674. Spider located in Quispamsis, New Brunswick on a house. Lower coverdale, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6674. This is a very gravid female cross spider, Araneus diadematus; Click here for an image.
6673. September 22/19 on living room wall. Hanmer, Ontario. Canada Number 6673. This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). The T-shape resting pose is typical of this family. Click here for some examples.
6672. Williams Lake, BC. Canada Number 6672. This is a caterpillar of a tiger swallowtail butterfly (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae; Papilio sp.), possibly that of a Canadian tiger swallowtail, Papilio Canadensis; Click here for an image. Normally green in colour, these caterpillars often assume a brownish hue just prior to pupation..
6671. This was on my bedroom floor. I heard a clicking noise and saw it was jumping and would make a click noise when it landed. What is it? BRAMPTON, Ontario. Canada Number 6671. Well, strangely enough, it is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae). The ‘click’ occurs when they flex their body to right […]
6670. Keswick, Ontario. Canada Number 6670. This is a cross spider, Araneus diadematus; a very common and widespread orb weaver also known as the European garden spider on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information
6669. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada Number 6669. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae); Click here for an example. These wasps all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects, and are harmless to humans.
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We have hundreds of tiny red ants coming out of a heat vent and baseboards. What can we use to get rid of them? Grande Prairie AB. As you likely already know, ant control methods can be species-specific; what works well against one species may be completely ineffective against another one. That aside, if […]
6668. What is this thing? Dangerous? HAMILTON, Ontario. Canada Number 6668. This is a larva of an Asian multicolored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). This is an introduced species that sometimes can be a pest when they enter buildings in large numbers. Click here for more detailed information.
6667. Hello! I found this large spider on my front door this morning. I am interested to find out what kind it is as I I’ve never seen it before. I tried to identify it myself, but had no luck. Thank you in advance! Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6667. This is an orb weaving spider […]
6666. In my bedroom. Very oldhouse, so lots of entry points. It’s been damp lately. Low twenties temp. But it’s just about fall and we’ve had cooler weather and lots of rain lately. About 1.5-2cm long. Wingham, Ontario. Canada Number 6666. This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). They are general predators on other small […]
6665. I squash it on my front porch a few days ago. I have never seen an insect as such before and wonder what it is and if it bites? Thank you. Gatineau, Qc. Canada Number 6665. This is a praying mantis (order Mantodea) in the family Mantidae; I cannot tell you any more because […]
6664. Found this on my husband’s shoulder in the house, and kept it in a bag! Thank You so much. kapuskasing, Ontario. Canada Number 6664. This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae). These are ambush hunters that do not spin a capture web, but simply lay in wait for something to come within grabbing distance. […]