About J. LaBrie

Bug & Weed Mart is a do-it-yourself pest control store with five Phoenix, Arizona area locations.

Get Results with Organic Garden Pest Control

If you're focused on healthier living as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to consider starting an organic garden. There’s nothing better or more convenient than preparing a meal with fresh ingredients picked right from your own backyard and free of chemicals. Whether you plant a mix of herbs, vegetables, or fruits, [...]

Olive Tree Care

  This year, stop those nasty olive blossoms before they drop all over your walkways. Olive tree care is simpler than you might think. If you have olive trees, you may not know that you can prevent those olives from growing by applying a “growth regulator” to the tree. When properly applied at the right [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:11+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Equipment, Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Tips for Tree Trimming

When it comes to tree trimming, they are typically trimmed for one of three reasons: safety, the health of the tree, and aesthetic reasons, i.e. to enhance flowering. When to trim the tree comes down to a number of factors. The rule of thumb is not to trim in fall because the spores from decay [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:11+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|3 Comments

What’s Biting Me?

We all have experienced being bitten by an insect. Whether mosquitoes, biting flies, mites, bedbugs, fleas, or spiders, nobody likes a bug bite. The swollen or reddened skin, often irritated even more by the insatiable urge to scratch it, makes for a really uncomfortable experience. Then sometimes, adding insult to injury, this attack repeats itself [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:11+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

10 Tips for Getting Rid of Cockroaches

Caulk to help keep cockroaches out. When it comes to pests, Arizona has a fair amount of species to deal with and that’s just from the cockroach family! There are at least 20 different species in the Valley of the Sun, but the most common is the German (house/apartment roach) and the American [...]

Winter Gardening: What You Need To Know

Place mulch in your garden to keep the ground warmer. Winter gardening sounds like an oxymoron, as we usually think more about sun and warm weather when it comes to working in the garden. Creating a beautiful garden come spring time can largely depend on keeping plants healthy during the winter months. As [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:12+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Bugs Don’t Hibernate

It’s easy to forget about insects during our brief winter here in the desert, but all kinds of insects are still around, even if you can’t see them. And they will continue to bug you if you don’t maintain a barrier between them and your home even though it’s cooler outside. If you are thinking, [...]

Natural Organic Pest Control Products

Many of us try to do things “naturally.” When controlling pests, we'd like to be able to that “naturally,” too. By taking simple actions around the house, we can often naturally prevent pest infestations. There are some simple things you can do now for natural pest control without buying a thing, too. Natural or organic [...]