Entries by Pest Control Canada

Bird mites

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 […]

Cluster Flies

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 […]

Bed Bugs

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 […]

Flea control

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 […]

Springtail control

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 […]

Cockroach control

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 […]

Terrestrial crustacean

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 […]

Caterpillar

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 […]

Centipede

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.

Bumble bee

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 […]

Pharaoh ants

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 […]

Assassin bug

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 […]

Crab spider

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. […]