Entries by Pest Control Canada


6619.    These bugs are found in my backyard. They stay in cluster around the branches of a small tree, which is slowly dying due to these bugs. If you can let me know what they are and for i can effectively remove them, that would be much appreciated. Thank you! Calgary, AB. Canada   Number 6619. […]

Robber fly

6618.    Found in my yard late August. It was flying around quite aggressively, even getting into a short mid-air tumble with another flying bug as it passed by. It made several short (1-2 second) flights while I watched, but almost seemed to be defending the wooden bench it kept returning to. Mission, British Columbia. Canada […]


6607.    In pot plants. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada   Number 6607. This is a leafhopper (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) in the genus Graphocephala, Click here for an example. There are several species in this genus that are very similar in appearance and difficult to separate on images alone. They do not appear to be serious pest species.

Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

6601.    Finding upwards of 6 a day on hardwood floors and/or in bathrooms. Always one alone never with another. Most finds on upper floor of a two story detached residence. Calgary, Alberta. Canada   Number 6601. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but […]

Japanese beetles

Japanese beetles. These beetles are absolutely destroying our roses, hibiscus, hydrangea and red maple. I am so very upset. We have the traps and have sprayed what is best in their management? should I have the lawn treated for larvae and if so what time of year. Thank you. Jill. Welland Ontario.   As far […]

German cockroaches

Do you know how or where I can purchase insect growth regulator in Canada. My son has purchased a house that ended up having German roaches. We have contacted a local exterminator who for $1000.00 will take care of the problem but only guaranteed for 45 days. Sounds like they will kill everything alive but […]


6599.      Looks like a spider wasp but my searches have not turned up a match. Somewhat resembles a Tarantula Hawk Wasp but my photo’s white markings are very different. Any help will be gratefully received. Garden Bay, British Columbia. Canada   Number 6599. This is a type of wood wasp known as a horntail (Hymenoptera: […]

Ground beetle

6598.     Found in my office, doesn’t seem to move fast. PRIMEAU, Quebec. Canada   6598.  This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Click here for more detailed information

Giant aphids

6597.      On our spruce tree. Bald-faced hornets are swarming all around the area as well ?? Maberly, Ontario. Canada   Number 6597. These are giant aphids (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae; subfamily Lachninae). The wasps likely were attracted by the sweet substance (honeydew) secreted by the aphids. Click here for more detailed information

Bark lice

6596.      I found these beetle juice and looking bugs around my Hammock lines. Never seen them before are they new? They had a weird sway to them. Any info would be great thanks. Tiny, Ontario. Canada   Number 6596. These are bark lice (Psocodea: Psocidae); likely Cerastipsocus venosus, a species often referred to as ‘tree […]

Ichneumon wasp

6594.  Hello not sure what kind of insect. I found this in my backyard today and would like to know what it is. Thank you for your time. Sincerely. Nathan. Horseshoe valley. Canada   Number 6594. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae); it looks like Saranaca elegans,  Click here for an image. All ichneumon wasps are […]

Dog-day/annual cicada

6592.  Winged insect – 1-11/2″ long on top of a June Bug……in the morning the shell of the June bug was left completely dessicated. Kingston, Ontario. Canada   Number 6592. The winged insect is a dog-day/annual cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) that has emerged from its nymphal ‘shell’ (exoskeleton; what you called a June bug). They are called annual […]