Entries by Pest Control Canada

Woolly bear caterpillar

6265 Please help identify From Dunnville Ontario 6265 This appears to be a young woolly bear caterpillar, the larva of the Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella; Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for more detailed information.

European Firebug

6263 My entire yard is full of them. I need advice on what they are and how to get rid of them. Thousands of them crawling in my grass. From Toronto, Ontario Number 6263 This is a European firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae), an introduced species currently sporadically distributed in North America, Click here  for […]

Rose Chafers

6257 These were on geraniums in our local cemetary they were not on when purchased as we have them at home with no bugs on them could you identify for me please. From Port hope, Ontario. Number 6257 – These are rose chafers (Macrodactylus subspinosus; Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). They are voracious pests on many ornamentals; especially […]

False widow

6255 Found in children’s bedroom appears to be false widow but research shown they should not be in northern Alberta. Just want to confirm. Better photos can be taken before she is released in my shed. From La glacé, Alberta Number 6255 – This spider is in the genus Steatoda, which includes the so-called ‘false […]

Barn funnel weaver

6253 Basement bathroom, cool temperature downstairs. June 21,2018. Hot and humid outside. Size is about 3/4 inch front to back (leg span). Quite common through summer months, sizes varying. From Morden, Manitoba Number 6253 – This looks like a barn funnel weaver, Tegenaria domestica (family Agelenidae); not dangerous to humans. Click here for images and […]

Plume Moth

6252 I have never seen one of these. It was taken today. June 21, 2018 in the North Okanagan valley of BC. Thank you Number 6252 – This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Click here for another example.

Colonial Freshwater Bryozoans

6251 I found this log in my lake (Sturgeon Lake, Ontario, Canada) covered in gelatinous bubbles that look like eggs of some sort. Someone suggested they were insect eggs. I don’t know if I should leave it alone or get rid of them. Can you help identify them? Fenelon Falls Number 6251 – My best […]

Black Soldier Fly

6247 Central Alabama, 06/16/18, on our way to another hot day. Found flying around kitchen previous night and again this AM. From Chandalar Circle Pelham United States Number 6247 – This appears to be a black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). They are harmless, and their larvae are scavengers on decomposing organic matter. Click […]

Bedbug query

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 […]

Birch Leafminer

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 […]

Stink Bugs

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 […]