6244 Found this scrambling under my bed when I was doing an inspection. I did crush it a little, hence the break and ooze at the bottom. Scared it’s a bed bug, but it doesn’t look like bed bug pictures I found. From Toronto, ON Number 6244 – This beetle could be either in the […]
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If you’ve ever dealt with bedbugs before, you’ve likely learned the hard way that there are a lot of things that people get wrong about them. And because bedbugs can cause some headaches for those who encounter them
I have been cleaning a friends apartment and discover after several visits in and out, that his place is infested with bed bugs? My concern is did I bring them home on my cloths? I didn’t sit down on any anything but I did remove his bed sheets etc because they were soiled. What should […]
How do find a supplier of parasitic wasps for birchleaf miner control? From Mississauga, Ontario The Birch leafminer query – Of the two species of parasitic wasps (Lathrolestes nigricollis and Grypocentrus albipes) introduced for control of the birch leafminer, only L. nigricollis has become widely established. At the level of individual release sites, L. nigricollis […]
6243 This was taken June 11, 2018 in Osoyoos, BC in the morning. It was approximately 1 1⁄4 inches long. It was found underneath a rubber made container and really ran to try and get underground again not unlike a crab at the beach when you lift the rocks. Any help knowing what this is […]
6242 Please help me for identification this insect. I don’t know that this insect is harmful or not. I have see this insect on green gram. haumangarh, Rajasthan Number 6242 – These are stink bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); this family includes both plant feeders and predatory species. Usually, when you see a group of them at […]
6241 Found this bug on my car today and haven’t seen anything like it before. From Aurora, Ontario Number 6241 – This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). This is a very large family comprising thousands of species, all of which are parasitic on other insects and spiders. They are harmless to humans.
6240 On June 4, 2018 I noticed several leaves on this poplar tree looking as though they had a silver sheen. On closer examination, the silver sheen looked like an intricate maze on each leaf ending with a small spot that might be an egg. About 10-15% of the leaves may be infected. It is […]
What is the reasoning behind a consumer, like myself, not being able to by or ship to Canada Termidor insecticide? Please let me know this because I can’t find an explanation. I’m assuming Canada’s pest control would have a reasonable explanation for something like this. I have been unable to determine if Termador (Fipronil) is […]
6239 Have had thousands of these small beetle looking insects show up through mid to end of May. They are congegrating around our house and shop doorways and garage doors. From Neepawa, Manitoba Number 6239 – These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Several species of these will enter buildings in search shelter, but […]
6238 Hey there, found this at about 10:30 pm, June 6th here in Fruitvale BC. About 20° indoors and 15° outside. It’s been pretty warm lately. The bug is about half an inch long or less. Not very active but it didn’t seem to like my getting close to it. Is this thing out to […]
When will big and little brown bats in my region, central-northern sakatchewan/manitoba give birth? Both big and little brown bats give birth in late spring- early summer (usually May-July).
6236 This tiny little guy was found on the dash of my truck. He was maybe 3 mm long. I live in Edmonton, Alberta. Can you tell me what he is? I’ve never seen anything quite like it here. Thanks! From Edmonton Alberta Number 6236 – This is a larva of a green lacewing (Neuroptera: […]
6235 Found on my rose bush. In wilkie Saskatchewan. Thank you for your help. Number 6235 – These are rose weevils, sometimes also called rose curculios (Merhynchites bicolor; Coleoptera: Curculionidae); they can become serious pests on rose bushes; Click here for images and more detailed information.
6234 This weird looking flying Critter friend was chilling on my front screen door I’ve seen them before but have no clue what it is I’m guessing maybe something in the dragonfly family? From Dunnville, Ontario Number 6234 – This is a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera); possibly in the genus Hexagenia. Mayflies spend the vast majority […]
6233 Found in basement and under rocks in yard, From Cochrane, Alberta Number 6233 – This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter.
6232 What is this thing? They are all over my backyard crawling on everything. I am afraid their get into my home and cause infestation. Please help From Mississauga, Ontario Number 6232 – This is a plant bug in the family Miridae; these will not infest anything in your home.
An Air New Zealand plane had to be “dis-insected” after two cockroaches were found by passengers mid-flight.
June 8/18 – Pestend Inc.
Pestend Pest Control is looking for a full-time sales/ service Technicians in Scarborough, Markham, Brampton & Mississauga area with specific requirements
What’s 1.5 millimetres long, has razors for a mouth and attacks brazenly without warning?The prolific, and bloodthirsty, no-see-um fly.If you ask University of Alberta biologist Dr. Heather Proctor to describe a no-see-um, it sounds like a creature from a horror movie.
June 8/18 – Pest Management Professional
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6231 These little guys recently showed up in the last week (end of May) in my basement. I noticed them on the floor, ceiling, around the windows and around the door to the mechanical room where we brought in some wood from the garage in the winter. The weather lately has been mild and wet, […]
6230 Found this spider inside our house in Southwestern Ontario. My husband has woken up with a few bites that swelled up this week and we’re looking for the culprit. Is this spider harmful to humans or pets? From Bothwell, Ontario. Number 6230 – This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae); Click here for an […]
From Dunlop, New Brunswick – Is it normal to have velvet mites in New Brunswick? These mites (family Trombidiidae) are widely distributed in Canada, including New Brunswick.
6229 This bug is 10cm long and I saw it on our deck. Thanks for your attention. From Douglas Ontario Number 6229 – This is a hellgrammite, the larval stage of a dobsonfly (Corydalus spp.; Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Hellgrammites are aquatic and are predators on other small aquatic life forms. When they complete their growth, they […]
6228 We have had these bugs last 2 Springs. There are hundreds of these on my property. They are on side of house, around doors. They are in trees (Siberian elms…I think) eating the leaves and are in ground rock cover. The smaller the bug the redder it looks from a distance. They are quite […]
6227 I had a few of these small 1/4-inch orange-red and black bugs in my garden last year. It is the beginning of June and this year they seem to be hatching families. I have seen milkweed bugs around here, but they are much larger. Are they part of the same family? From Toronto Ontario […]
June 5/18 – Hiring Bird & Wildlife Technician
Location: Greater Toronto Area
We have an opening for a Full Time Bird & Wildlife Technician out of our Brampton branch.
It may not be everyone’s cup of milk, but for years now, some researchers believe insect milk, like cockroach milk, could be the next big dairy alternative.
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A B.C Family is warning other home owners after their backyard deck suddenly collapsed during a barbecue with the the husband, mother-in-law and six kids
6226 I took photos of this insect on my bed today (May 31st, 2018). Lately the weather has felt like summer. I’ve started noticing them about a week ago and mainly on and in my bed, maybe 1 or 2 at a time. As I would start falling asleep, I would wake up and find […]
6225 My daycare children found this guy crawling in my lawn. Thankfully, nobody touched it. I caught it in a zip-lock bag & his teeth punctured numerous holes through it. At first, I thought a bald-faced hornet. However, the coloring is off. Just not quite sure what type of wasp/hornet it could be. From Kronau, […]