7153. Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7153. This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North America. They will come indoors in search for shelter, but do no harm there. Stink Bug detailed information
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7152. Woke up today Jan. 7, in my second flr bedroom with this staring at me on stucco ceiling, only moved couple of steps and stayed in one spot. Appeared fairly large about size of June bug. Thornhill, Ontario. Canada Number 7152. This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). […]
7151. Found in January on the ceiling, walls and bathroom of our home. I haven’t seen them fly, and they don’t seem overly quick. Wainwright, Alberta. Canada Number 7151. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Weevil […]
7150. It was found on the wall of a closet. It is covered in white dust because we vacuumed it up. The back part body had some brown and lighter brown variations (kind of spots). Oakville, Ontario. Canada Number 7150. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, […]
7149. Found these very small, tiny bugs around our sliding door to the front balcony. Some seem to be on webs as they are suspended, others are around the base of the door. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7149. This appears to be a newly hatched caterpillar of a moth of some kind. When […]
7148. You can see comparaison on size with the drywall screws. It’s winter here, photo taken 26 December 2020. They seems to like darkness since they move and try to hide when I put the light on. This is in my basement. It’s a brand new house and about 45% humidity. Thanks for your […]
7147. Appeared early May. Because of the super wasp scare, became interested. Have never seen another similar. North Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 7147. This is not a wasp, but a harmless stonefly (order Plecoptera). From its size, it likely is in the family Pteronarcyidae (giant stoneflies). Their larvae are aquatic, and form an important […]
7146. Hi, my daughter lives in Nanaimo BC, and found a few of these in her townhouse – they look a little bit fuzzy and they crawl around. They’re around 3 – 5 mm long. What are they? Port Alberni, BC. Canada Number 7146. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: […]
7145. Pink grasshopper (?) on spinach in my greenhouse. Stillwater, PA. United States Number 7145. This is a nymph of a grasshopper in the family Acrididae, its pink color is the result of a genetic mutation called erythrism; Click here for details.
7144. About 3/4″ long, never has seen insect like this before, can climb glass surface – never have seen an insect do this before, slow moving; catch and release or drown? Ontario Canada Number 7144. This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has […]
7143. Have seen about a dozen to two dozen of these guys in the past few weeks crawling up walls. They are very small, easy to kill. Wellington, Quebec. Canada Number 7143. This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide […]
7142. Have found these recently (2 month) appear in the house looks like they fly often find on the ceiling. London, Ontario. Canada Number 7142. This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North […]
7141. They are small, maybe 1-2mm, there were about a dozen dead ones in a ceiling light fixture in an old triplex. MONTREAL, QC. Canada Number 7141. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae); they will feed on an extremely wide variety of organic materials, and sometimes may be pantry pests. You should […]
7140. Hi there, Recently I started to notice small, white crawling insects in the basement. Usually I notice them after coming from work and there could be up to 4 of them moving slowly. I cannot figure out where they are coming from. Checked walls, carpet, furniture. Would appreciate your help in identifying these […]
7139. November 30th, 2020 found this insect inside the house in the couch. About 1 cm long body. 6 legs and a pair of antennas. White powder all over body leaving marks on where it was on the couch. We had a bit of snow the past week. Currently 5 degrees. Thanks. Brossard, Quebec. […]
7138. Cleveland, OH. United States Number 7138. This is Phidippus audax, a common and widespread species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) known as the bold or daring jumper. Click here for more detailed information.
Hi, we had sign into a new apartment that had a fumigation about a month ago of course we worent told about the situation before signing and finally they are doing a second fumigation, we have a 8 apartment building and had a bad infestation in unit 3 that effected our unit, this week will […]
What is the most effective and still available product for killing mites in chickens in northwestern Alberta? Diatamaceous earth is not very effective. Wembley Control of mites on chickens is problematic to say the least, as there does not appear to be any treatment available that is approved for use in Canada. There are some […]
Hornet’s nest or Wasp nest and Skunks living under patio. Now that it is going into winter can I just use a broom to knock down the hornet/wasp nest? Someone told me to just leave the skunks and once they have their babies they will just leave. Is this true or do I have to […]
Hello ! I’ve been asked to find out how effective IPM programs for home gardens actually are. Please send any info on what works and what is perhaps not so good. We all know what IPM is and your site is great but any info on effectiveness? Please and thanks, Creemore, Ontario Wow. This is […]
7137. These were found in my mother’s kitchen cupboard, drawer, and along the floor. They were inside containers of rolled oats and cereal boxes. Could you please identify, and let us know the best way to get rid of them and to prevent them from returning. Thank you. Sudbury, Ontario. Canada Number 7137. […]
7136. These small flies are plentiful in our finished basement. They don’t live long, and are mostly dust when you squish them. They only came out recently, I.e. Oct. Nov 2020. Not sure what they are or where they have come from. Can you help? Barrie, On. Canada Number 7136. This is a […]
7135. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7135. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it looks like an Attagenus sp. (black carpet beetles). Click here for some control recommendations.
7134. Found on kitchen cabinet at night. It’s the size of my index finger nail. Found Nov 19. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7134. This appears to be a brown-banded cockroach, Supella longipalpa. Click here for details on its biology, and Click here for some control recommendations.
7133. Hi, I found this around 4mm insect on my bed. I also have bite likes on my body from last nights. Please let me know if it is a bedbug. Thanks. Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7133. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it may be a banded carpet beetle, Attagenus fasciatus […]
7132. I found this flying insect being very lethargic outside the building I worked in back on Aug 29th 2018. Photos taken by me in Penticton, BC. After watching a Brave Wilderness video on YouTube this insect looks almost exactly the same as a Tarantula Hawk. Please identify. Thank you. Penticton, British Columbia. […]
7130. Sparkling like gold on sunlight, and circled transparent shield. Calicut Kerala. India Number 7130. This is a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae); it looks like Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis – Click here for an image.
7129. Found it in the kitchen. Carino, Ottawa. Canada Number 7129. This is a nymph of an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.
7128. Edmonton, Canada Number 7128. This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information
7127. Found in the crack of hardwood flooring. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 7127. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it might be in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles). Click here for some control recommendations.
7126. This was on our porch. We live south of Ottawa. I have never seen a wasp or hornet this big. It got very agitated when I brought my finger close so I put it behind it. Poor perspective I know. What type of hornet is this. My next door neighbour had a huge […]
7125. Biggest, ugliest spider. Dropped from eaves, came from under the siding I think. I sprayed it with spider blaster, took a long time to die. it was the warm spell in early November. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 7125. This appears to be a male wolf spider (family Lycosidae). These spiders do not spin […]
7124. Found on walls, towels, not moving. a bit silvery in color. Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada Number 7124. This could be a clothes moth (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Click here for details as to how to determine if you have a problem, and Click here for some control recommendations.