Entries by Pest Control Canada

Click beetle

7311.        In the second floor of our house in Kitchener, ON. Started to see a few in tub and shower each morning, but several more in our bedrooms along baseboard. They are approx 5mm, and do jump (no wings). October 2021, residential area, no farms, forest or construction nearby. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada […]

Weevil

7309.             Found alone walking along carpet. About 3/16″ long (4.5 mm). Can someone identify I? Collingwood, ON. Canada   Number 7309.           This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). It looks like an alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, an introduced pest species. Weevil detailed information 

Grain beetles

7307.          Indoor, summer to fall, June to now October. Found in/on drawers, hats, bathtub, sink, bed, clothes, floor, floor mats. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada   Number 7307.       These are grain beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry […]

Ground beetle

7299.      Found these two insects in pest trap inside building in September 2021, but they may have been trapped at any point between Jan. 2021 and now. Any guidance identifying would be helpful. Would especially like to know whether or not they are the same species. The Pas, Manitoba. Canada   Number 7299.  […]

Aphids

7297.      Hi, found these tiny insects on a tropical indoor plant. Very small, 0.5 to 1 mm. Some seem to be slightly different than the others as it can be seen on the second picture. Bromont, QC. Canada   Number 7297.    These are aphids (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, […]

Weevil

7286.      Basement and basement bathroom. Barrie, Ontario. Canada   Number 7286.    This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Its shape is suggestive of the grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus. That being the case, you should check any dry stored food products you have, especially whole grains (including bird seed) for signs of […]

Leaf beetle

7285.      Metallic bug with blue back or butt and then or orange upper body was like maybe black or blue head. Provost, AB. Canada   Number 7285.    This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), possibly Gastrophysa polygoni – Leaf beetle image . Sometimes called the knotweed leaf beetle, it is not a […]

Orb-weaving spider

7279.          Found this crawling across the patio into the grass. About the size of a quarter (including legs). Sundre, Alberta. Canada   Number 7279.    This is an orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus; most likely Araneus saevus, known as the giant lichen orb weaver. Orb-weaving spider image . […]