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Other Crawling Insects

There is a large variety of crawling insects in Canada.  The following are just a few commonly seen in British Columbia.  

 Silverfish 
  • Young silverfish look like the adults except they are smaller; adult are just over 1cm long

  • The eggs are whitish, oval, and about .8 mm (.03 inches) long.

  • Are covered with shiny silver scales that give their body a metallic sheen.

  • Feed on crumbs, dead insects, starch, glue, wallpaper paste, and paper products.  Also stain fabric, paper, books, or wallpaper.

  • A large infestations over a long period of time can cause a lot of damage.

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 Cloth Moths 
  • Are very small ants,  about 6 mm long.

  • Golden colored with reddish golden hairs on top of the head.

  • Not attracted to lights and are usually found very close to the infested items such as in dark areas of closets.

  • Like moist areas as they don't drink water and need to get moisture from the clothes they eat. Human sweat left on clothing provides the dampness they need.

  • Are attracted to common things found in our closets and even throughout the home including: Cotton.

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 Pantry Moths 
  • Are 16 to 20mm wingspan with 6 to 7mm body length.

  • Fully grown larvae are about 12.7mm in length with brown heads and are dirty white in color, sometimes tinged with green, yellow or pink.

  • Usually pale gray in color with reddish brown or coppery luster at the outer forewing.

  • Are extremely active and frequently fly around the house.

  • Feed on grains, chocolate, dried fruit and beans, herbs, seeds, and spices.

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 Spiders 
  • The common spiders found in Canada include house spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, fishing spiders, and (much less often) black widow spiders.

  • Usually found in corners of rooms, closets, boxes, dark crevices, basements, garages, and gardens.

  • Mostly feed on insects; they look for warm places in the fall which is when they are commonly seen inside homes.

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 Crawling Insects Control Service 

An inspection will be required to determine the type of crawling insects and the level of infestation in order to determine the appropriate treatment plan.  Aside from offering a control program after an infestation occurs, we also offer prevention programs for long term control.