Entries by Pest Control Canada

Ichneumon wasp

6862.       Was flying around the window behind the curtain, has a body like a hornet just slimmer with a brown lower section. Barrie, Ontario. Canada Number 6862. This appears to be an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). These all are parasitic on other arthropods (mainly other insects and spiders) and are harmless to humans. […]

Leaf beetle

6861.      May 29,2020. Found on foundation wall. I am an avid gardener and have never seen this beetle before. This is the third one seen this week. Weather has been 30c+ with high humidity. Miramichi, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6861. This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); it appears to be a russet […]

Ground beetle

6854.          Just found one bug in my bathroom. I don’t know its type. Your help is appreciated. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 6854. This appears to be a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the subfamily Lebiinae, Click here for more detailed information. There also some beetles in the family Anthicidae (ant-like flower […]

Elm sawfly

6848.      My husband found this guy today on his walk. He was much bigger but ge stepped on him. Langley, BC. Canada Number 6848. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex Americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). Their larvae (which often are mistaken for caterpillars) primarily feed on leaves of elm and willow but may attack other […]

Ground beetle

6847.       What type of bug is this? Is it dangerous? Should I release it or kill it? EDMONTON, AB. Canada Number 6847. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae), it looks like a granulated carabid, Carabus granulatus; Click Here  for an image and more information. Most ground beetles are general predators on other […]

Stone centipede

6844.         This centipede dropped out of a planter I picked up at the store. Wondering if it’s invasive to Canada? Winkler, MB. Canada Number 6844. This is a stone centipede (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha); it looks like Lithobius forficatus, an introduced species now widespread in North America, including Canada. They are harmless to humans. […]

Birch catkin bug

6842.         Dozens suddenly on my balcony and windows, with the first warm spring days. Helsinki, Finland. Number 6842. This looks like a birch catkin bug, Kleidocerys resedae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), a species that occurs in Europe and North America. These basically are nuisance pests that do no real harm. Click here for […]

Assassin bug

6838.      Want to know if this could be a kissing bug, it’s small back it has you small antennas and almost like a mosquito type nose thing. It’s about or just over 1/2 inch long. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada Number 6838. This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). True kissing bugs (subfamily Triatominae) do […]

Giant water bug

6837.        May 2020 found in backyard. Moncton, NB. Canada Number 6837. This is a giant water bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Belostomatidae. Also known as toe-biters or electric light bugs, they are voracious predators on other aquatic life forms, including other insects, tadpoles, and minnows. They are strong fliers that can be found quite some […]