6692. We have found a few of them in that last few days and wondering what they are as we have not seen them before, we are finding them in our home and I have kids so just wondering what they are. Seal Cove WB., NL. Canada Number 6692. This is an ichneumon wasp […]
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6691. Found crawling on patio door in an. Also similar to one seen in family restaurant. Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6691. This a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), a very common and widespread nuisance pest. No control is needed. Click here for more detailed information.
6690. Saskatoon, SK. Canada Number 6690. This is a camel/cave cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). These usually are found in relatively dark, undisturbed places. They basically are harmless scavengers, but sometimes can become nuisance pests when they occur indoors. Click here for more detailed information.
6689. Just moved into a furnished apartment, found this while cleaning, I searched the web and can’t seem to find anything like it. Can someone tell me what kind of bug it is please. Thank you! St. John’s, Newfoundland. Canada Number 6689. This is a whitemarked spider beetle, Ptinus fur (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). […]
6688. Found outside my house. Cool morning. October 4th 2019. Calgary, Alberta. Canada Number 6688. This looks like one of the fishing spiders (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes, these are harmless to humans. Click here for an image.
6687. These beetles have recently appeared in my bedroom (2nd floor in a house). They are always found in individual, 1 – 2 everyday. Only seen them on/near my bed so far, which is also close to window and a coffee tree plant. Number 6687. This is either a cigarette or drugstore beetle, these […]
6686. The bug is probably around 0.5 CM long, and it was found crawling on our curtains/around our window ledge. We’ve seen it a few times around the condo, and we have no idea where it comes from or what it is. I found a few more in random places in the apartment – […]
I’ve had a terrible rat mite problem for 3 years. I’ve lost access to my bedroom and my study room. I’ve had pest control come in to leave rat traps and spray for rat mites. I haven’t seen a rat in over 2 years, but after 3 months of pest control spray, the mites keep […]
I live in LaPeche, Qc. My south facing outside wall is covered with Cluster flies and they are starting to come in through the basement windows. How do I get rid of them? They are all over the walls and I can’t reach those high on the walls. Is there a kind of insecticide powder […]
Hello! This will be a little long but I’m hoping someone could help. Two weeks ago my niece and brother in law were visiting and they stayed over night two nights she brought a backpack but it was only in the house for 10 mins ish like twice and they slept on our couch. Well […]
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I have a dog, I flea treated him but my room mate had cats that she did not treat. The infestation is bad. The room mate has since left with the cats, but my house is still infested. I never had this problem before until her cats arrived. I’m overwhelmed and don’t know what to […]
Hi, Can you guys suggest an insecticide to get rid of springtails. I’ve had my home sprayed three times but with limited success. My home is not damp and is very clean. John H. CBS, Nefoundland Chemical applications (usually pyrethroids) generally are not recommended for springtail control, as the effect is only temporary and […]
Hello, I hope you are well. I would like to know if cockroach spray/dust is safe for infants. I live in an apartment and they are spraying to get rid of cockroaches. I have a 1 month infant. They have said that we need to leave the apartment for 4 hours after they spray. I […]
6685. This is the only photo. This bug is very small. Maybe a millimetre. Slemon Park PEI. Canada Number 6685. This is a young nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter (Reduvius personatus). This is a cosmopolitan species often found in buildings where they prey upon other insects found […]
6684. Found in the basement. Less than half an inch. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada Number 6684. This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. They go by a variety of common names, including sowbugs, pillbugs, slaters, woodlice, and roly polys. They are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but occasionally become nuisance pests when […]
6683. Found on the wall of my condo unit on a warm humid day after a few cooler rainy days. Not sure how it got in as balcony doors and windows are kept closed. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6683. This is a parasitic wasp, likely in the family Braconidae. These all are parasitic on […]
6682. This was on my wall this morning. Looks similar to the scarlet malachite but without the pointy things. It was about 1 cm long. I live in BC. Thank you. Number 6682. This is a caterpillar rather than a beetle larva. One possibility is that it might be a caterpillar of the Indian […]
6681. Closet floor. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6681. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here for some control recommendations.
6680. Found dead on the carpet near the sliding balcony doors. Quite large, between 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6680. This is a centipede (class Chilopoda). These are general predators on other small arthropods, and ones like this are harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information.
6679. Found on firewood near Alliston Ontario. Hopefully these photos are of better quality. Thank you. Alliston, Ontario. Canada Number 6679. This is a checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae). These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. Click here for an example
6678. Taken 23rd of September. In the past few days I’ve repeatedly found bug bites with small white tubes that were easily pulled out. Now, I found this bug acting dead and not moving in any way to the point that I picked it up with needles under the wings to stage a photograph. […]
6677. Larger than a quarter. Totally black with yellow in circle on back and around the neck. If it’s a bee I want to let it go. Langley, British Columbia. Canada Number 6677. This is a bumble bee, Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombus sp. These are valuable pollinators, and several species are endangered/threatened. Click here for […]
6676. Thus bug was found on a pet rabbit in the evening and the bunny passed away over night… coincidence? We’ve never seen this type of bug but have recently moved here. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6676. This looks like a larva (maggot) of a lesser house fly (Diptera: Muscidae). Also known as a […]
6675. Kamloops, British Columbia. Canada Number 6675. This is a male folding door trapdoor spider in the genus Antrodiaetus, Click here for an example. The males leave their burrows to wander about in search of females, which remain in their burrows. They are not dangerous to humans.
6674. Spider located in Quispamsis, New Brunswick on a house. Lower coverdale, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6674. This is a very gravid female cross spider, Araneus diadematus; Click here for an image.
6673. September 22/19 on living room wall. Hanmer, Ontario. Canada Number 6673. This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). The T-shape resting pose is typical of this family. Click here for some examples.
6672. Williams Lake, BC. Canada Number 6672. This is a caterpillar of a tiger swallowtail butterfly (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae; Papilio sp.), possibly that of a Canadian tiger swallowtail, Papilio Canadensis; Click here for an image. Normally green in colour, these caterpillars often assume a brownish hue just prior to pupation..
6671. This was on my bedroom floor. I heard a clicking noise and saw it was jumping and would make a click noise when it landed. What is it? BRAMPTON, Ontario. Canada Number 6671. Well, strangely enough, it is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae). The ‘click’ occurs when they flex their body to right […]
6670. Keswick, Ontario. Canada Number 6670. This is a cross spider, Araneus diadematus; a very common and widespread orb weaver also known as the European garden spider on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information
6669. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada Number 6669. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae); Click here for an example. These wasps all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects, and are harmless to humans.
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