Entries by Pest Control Canada

German cockroach

6751.      I found this bug in some supplies I ordered and would like to know if this type of bug is harmless in any way Thanks. Princeton, Ontario. Canada   Number 6751.  This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here for some control recommendations.

Silverfish

Will the Roach Motel trap silver fish as well. Too many of them in my apartment, washroom floor and lower kitchen cupboard? Thanks, Bob. Vancouver   The silverfish question. A Roach Motel will trap any small creature (including silverfish) that ventures onto its sticky surface, but there is no substance in them that would attract […]

Bird mite

We’ve had an on going problem with suspected bird mites for 4 years. We recently inspected the exterior of our home and found bird feathers in our attic. We had a company completely remove, disinfectant and reinstall new insulation in the area where the suspected bird nest was found in hopes that this would solve […]

Firebrat

6746.      Have killed many of these during the past year, they walk around near my bathroom (mostly in my bathroom) that has a shower corner leak and mold on a wooden border of the floor behind the toilet. Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC. Canada   Number 6746.  This looks like a firebrat (Thermobia domestica; Zygentoma: Lepismatidae) or a […]

Pea/Bean weevil

6745.      These bugs are all over my Windows during the day, what are they? Dunnville, Ontario. Canada   Number 6745.  This appears to be a pea/bean weevil (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Bruchinae); Click here for an image. Their larvae develop in whole seeds, usually those of plants in the legume family. You should check all areas […]

Booklouse

6744.      Calgary, Alberta. Canada   Number 6744.  The image is not clear enough to be certain, but it might be a booklouse (Psocodea: Liposcelidae). These basically are nuisance pests, feeding primarily on mould spores and bits of decomposing organic matter. They require high humidity in order to thrive. 

Sowbug

6742.      Wondering what kind of bug this is in Marathon Ontario. Canada   Number 6742.  This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so keeping your environs as dry as possible […]

Carpet beetle

6740.      Can you please confirm, if possible, what type of bug this could be. It is extremely small and we have found about five in different areas of the house. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada   Number 6740.  Possibly a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), but cannot be certain from this image. Click here for more information including […]

Brown marmorated stink bug

6738.      Found on side of window curtain in house in December. Toronto, Ontario. Canada   Number 6738.  This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); 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 […]

Booklouse

6735.      Found in cupboard around spices/pancake mix etc, cleaned cupboard out 3 days ago but still finding some on counters? London, Ontario. Canada.   Number 6735.  Thus is a booklouse, (Psocodea: Liposcelididae). These basically are nuisance pests that seldom cause any real harm. Click here for additional information.

Firebrat

6733.      Hi. I’m from Iran. I saw the insect which I put its picture here last day in my apartment. It is possible to give some information about this insect and whether it is dangerous or not? Tehran, Karaj. Iran   Number 6733.  This is a firebrat, Thermobia domestica (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae) or a close relative. […]

Cockroaches

Hi, We are moving out of a place with a massive cockroach infestation. How do we safely clean kitchen gadgets, especially larger ones (e.g. microwave, instant pot, that sort of stuff) to ensure we don’t take any unintended passengers with us to the new place, please? The roaches like to hide in dark places, so […]

Springtail

6731.      Wonder if these are bedbugs. Took pictures with 10x zoom. Hyderabad, Telangana. India   Number 6731.  This is a springtail, a primitive arthropod in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These basically are harmless scavengers on bits of decomposing organic matter, but they can become nuisance pests when they occur indoors in […]

Rove beetle

6730.      This bug has clear wings, amber body part, six legs, moves very quickly on surface, seen only at night, inside the house ,never see it flying but abruptly shows up on counter top, table, sometimes crawling on floor. Byron Warner   Number 6730.  This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators […]

Bed Bugs

Will putting the bed outside when it’s -0 or lower kill the bugs. Edmonton   I’m assuming that this is referring to bed bugs. If so, that depends on which temperature scale is being used. If it is Celsius (C), the answer is no. If it is Fahrenheit (F) the answer is yes. Click here […]

Cellar spider

6727.      The insect picture is taken with a cell phone through a pocket microscope. The other picture occurred as my child was sitting quietly watching TV and then yelped. Swollen, red. Gone in about 2 hours. But it hurt. I’ve been seeing white flecks for a month, and I’ve been very itchy. I’ve noted […]

Booklice

6726.      I found around 20-30 of this tiny mite in the walls. in my bathroom. They jump, have 8 legs, 2 long antennas, and 2 black eyes. I also have an indoor cat, but I don’t think there’s a connection. Zagreb, Dankovecka. Croatia   Number 6726.  These are booklice (Psocodea: Liposcelidae). These are nuisance pests […]