6988. Hi, we have a few of these in our house and they creep us out – they look a little bit fuzzy and they crawl around. They’re around 3 – 5 mm long. What are they? Pinantan Lake, BC. Canada Number 6988. This is a larva of a beetle in the family […]
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6987. These are outside near the garden and on the sunny, hot landscaping rocks. They come out in the hundreds around 5:00pm in the hot sun. At first we thought they were ants. Lakehurst, ON. Canada Number 6987. These look like nymphs of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a […]
6986. Looking for information/identification of this beetle. Is commonly present on our old deck. However, just after moving into the house, they appeared under and behind many of our boxes in large numbers. They didn’t appear in my basement until after my move in. Thanks! Gatineau Quebec. Canada Number 6986. Not a […]
6985. Hi these bugs are found in the basement In the rooms that do t have carpet mostly. Fairmont Ho Springs, BC. Canada Number 6985. These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Click here for an example.
6984. Hello, this little guy fell on my leg, I apologize for the bit of blurred. My friend and I are bickering because she thinks it’s a tick. I found the other picture from google from your website, but to unavail I couldn’t find it on your website, not sure what it is. […]
6983. I just found this very small, flat bug on the wall inside my walkout basement apartment. It flew when I tried to remove it. I’ve never seen one before and am curious to know what it is! Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario. Canada Number 6983. This is a clavate tortoise beetle, Plagiometriona clavata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). This […]
6982. They scare me whenever I water the plants and I have no idea what they are. Do they sting? Calgary, Alberta. Canada Number 6982. This is one of the many species of native solitary bees. These are primarily ground (burrow) or cavity-nesting, and are very valuable as pollinators. They are not aggressive, but […]
6981. I’m trying to figure out if this is a cockroach can you please help me. westville, NS. Canada Number 6981. This is a cockroach (Blattodea: Ectobiidae); it is in the genus Ectobius and may be Ectobius lapponicus. Known as the dusky cockroach, it is a European species that has become established in the […]
6980. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6980. This may be a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), but the image is not clear enough to be certain. Click here for more detailed information including control recommendations.
6979. 1Sainte-Thérèse, Québec. Canada Number 6979. This is a nymph of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) that appears to have molted recently. It may be one of the predatory species in the genus Podisus (soldier bugs). Click here for an image & Click here for more information.
6978. Please identify this beetle. Thanks. Huntsville, Ontario. Canada Number 6978. This is Osmoderma scabra (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Known as the rough Osmoderma, their larvae live on and in rotting wood; they are completely harmless. Click here for an example.
6977. Delta, BC. Canada Number 6977. This is Monochamus scutellatus, a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) known as the white-spotted sawyer or spruce sawyer. Click here for more detailed information.
6976. In a bus stop on Hamilton Mountain. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6976. This is a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Symphtya), possibly in the family Tenthredinidae). The larvae of most of these are foliage feeders. Click here for more detailed information.
6975. Have found a few of these around the house. Wondering what they are. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada Number 6975. 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. Click here for an example.
6974. Found when I got home from work inside my house. Never seen a wasp with a body like this one. It’s the length of a regular size paper clip. Langley, BC. Canada Number 6974. This is Sceliphron caementarium (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), known as the black and yellow mud dauber; Click here for an image. […]
6973. Crawling on hallway wall. Number 6973. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are nuisance pests that primarily scavenge on decomposing organic matter. A few are predators on other small arthropods and some can occasionally cause damage to tender vegetation. Click here for more detailed information
6972. Port Coquitlam, BC. Canada Number 6972. This is a snipe fly (Diptera: Rhagionidae) in the genus Rhagio, Click here for an example. These are predatory on other small arthropods.
6971. I saw this on my balcony yesterday on my child’s playmat . Tiny little bug but runs very fast . Is thus dangerous ? Is it larvae or actual size of bug ? Is it normally found in bc ? Have never seen it before. Thanks. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada Number 6971. This is […]
6970. They are ruining our backyard relaxation. They are all over our deck, patio furniture covers and other places. They have wings, long antennae and are blackish brown in color. They don’t bite and will fly into your eyes, ears, mouth and nose. We need to identify them And need info on how to […]
6969. Out front of my building on a cool summer morning July. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6969. This is an imperial moth, Eacles imperialis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). These moths unfortunately are becoming increasingly uncommon over much of their range. Click here for more detailed information.
6968. Colborne, ON. Canada Number 6968. This is a harvestman, an arachnid in the order Opiliones. Sometimes also called ‘daddy long-legs’, they are non-venomous and harmless. See Click here for more detailed information.
How to eliminate cinch bugs in lawn. Chinch bugs – Click here for current recommendations and guidelines.
How do I control Springtails inside and outside my home? They are coming out from under baseboards in my bathrooms. Also coming out from under flashing over lintels along top of stone veneer at the lower 4 feet of my exterior walls. Springtail Control -The best control is moisture management, as springtails are highly susceptible […]
My bedroom has been exterminated for bed bugs. I want them gone and I am checking my bed and box spring every day. If I am moving those things around and there are still bugs, will they find another place to nest or lay eggs or will I still see them on my bed? Bed […]
Hey, I live in Edmonton and have been trying to find a good concentrate to control my mosquito, aphid and leaf miner problems in my yard. Is there any product that you would suggest that is pet friendly? Control of mosquitoes, aphids, and leaf miners: There is no one product that will provide safe control […]
Hi, We have a severe Dermanyssus gallinae/Red Mite infestation. Will keeping our house between 70°F and a relative humidity of 35%-40% help decrease our red mite problem? Dermanyssus gallinae/Red Mite infestation – Has the source of the infestation been identified? Control will be much easier if the source (such as an abandoned bird nest) can […]
Carpenter ants: Hello, During the May and early June, I found 4 major and minor carpenter ants in the my kitchen. These were the times of the day found:(1) ~7pm crawling from my basement stairs into my work room. Minor.(2) ~6pm same area as the previous, near my back door. Minor.(3) ~11:30am on my ceiling […]
MILLIPEDEs: I have an infestation of millimetres around my garage and my house and they’re getting in my house I live in Newfoundland which is in Canada can you help. Infestation of millimetres – I am assuming the customer means millipedes. These are nuisance pests that are not going to cause any real harm. It […]
RATS: What is the best method for making sure a rat doesn’t come back. I’ve been seeing peppermint oil, steel wool and caulking? I’ve also been reading to keep pet food and water dishes away. I have a cat. The food being put away is ok.. but the water dish would be bad for my […]
DRAGNET: Hi I’m looking to find out if you could help with some literature on the solution dragnet. I’m aware that the main chemical is permethrin, is there other chemicals in it and would there be any long term health concerns for children of used. Thanks in advance. Tom Dragon Insecticide – According to the […]
6967. I thought this was a stick until I grabbed it, about 2.5 inches long. It was on one of my outdoor plants. No idea what it is. Fredericton, NB. Canada Number 6967. This is a larva of a moth in the family Geometridae. They often are called inchworms or loopers because […]
6966. Million of them in the backyard, are they harmful? Waterloo, On. Canada Number 6966. This appears to be a nymph of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae). These can cause damage to lawns/turf; Click here for more detailed information.
6965. I’m trying to identify this beetle I found on the sidewalk in Maple Ridge, BC (July). It’s about an inch long. My husband thinks it’s a Colorado beetle but the photos don’t quite match. Would it eat our potato crop? Any help would be appreciated. Maple Ridge, BC. Canada Number […]