Entries by Pest Control Canada

spider beetles

7086.        Been finding these bugs under my baseboard heaters..pls help also I keep getting bites. So not sure if I have 2 different kind of bugs in my place. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7086. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). They will feed on a very wide variety of organic […]

Earwig

7082.       Please help me to identify this insect. I found it in my kitchen today (September 18). I first thought it was a scorpion but it has two legs which scorpions only have 1. Thank you! Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7082. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans; at […]

Larva of a beetle

7080.        Found in the hallway by itself. INUVIK, NT. Canada Number 7080. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). These will feed on a wide variety of organic materials, including hides, fur, feathers, wool, dry stored food products, etc. Click here  for some control […]

Grain beetles

7094.        Very tiny insects in my 3rd floor condo in the GTA. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7094. These could be grain beetles in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). As a precaution, you should check any areas where dry foodstuffs (such as flour, cereals, cake mixes, etc.) for signs of […]

Caddisfly

7093.        It was flying around my room and was attracted to light. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada Number 7093. This is a caddisfly (order Trichoptera). Their larvae are aquatic and constitute an important part of the freshwater food web. The moth-like adults are harmless. Click here for more detailed information.

Beetle

7091.        Hey there I definitely appreciate the help here. Are these dreaded bed bugs? Nothing in my bed or no blood stains or bites. Just these guys around my couch. See one every few days. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7091. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). […]

Sowbug

7089.        Found this bug stuck in the insect trap by balcony doors. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7089. 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 […]

Carpet beetle

7087.       I have found some of this in my apartment. Not sure is it summer related, it is very small, like 4 mm long. Thanks! Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7087. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it may be a banded carpet beetle, Attagenus fasciatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Also known as the wardrobe […]

Woodwasp/horntail

7081.        I am not looking to publish anything, I have never seen such a flying insect in this region during fifty years of living here. I am concerned about evasive species. Del D’Arcangelo. Courtenay, British Columbia. Canada Number 7081. This is a native species; it’s Urocerus californicus, a woodwasp/horntail (Hymenoptera/Siricidae), Click here. […]

European hornet

7080.        Very curious as to what type of hornet this. I’ve never seen one like this before at our cottage. Coldwater, Ont. Canada Number 7080. This is a European hornet, Vespa crabro (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), an introduced species. I have found these to be less aggressive than their cousins, yellow jackets. Click here […]

Assassin bugs

7079.        Found in an apartment building in Windsor. Windsor, Ontario. Canada Number 7079. These appear to be assassin bugs known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.