About J. LaBrie

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

Summer Pest Control

Some people might think that our intense summer heat would kill off any pests or cause them to go into hiding, but that is actually not the case. Monsoon storms bring rain, which leads to mosquitoes. June, July, and August is peak season for ticks. And scorpions are searching for cool places to escape from [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Phoenix Lawn Green

That’s right, no need to suffer from lawn envy from your neighbors this year. You can have your own green oasis with these five Phoenix lawn care tips: Get rid of thatch with a rake Thatch is essentially dead or dying grass. A very small amount of thatch is good for your yard, but too [...]

2018-03-26T14:39:16+00:00April 11th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

Transitioning from Winter Lawn to Bermuda Brass

We are at the end of March and your winter lawn may still look beautiful, but it’s time to start thinking about transitioning from winter lawn to Bermuda grass. Letting your rye lawn grow unchecked until the warm June temperatures kill it off, can damage your Bermuda grass and leave bare spots in your yard. [...]

2018-04-10T10:51:12+00:00March 28th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

4 Easy Steps to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs

This Christmas, before you deck any halls, consider taking four easy steps to keep from bringing bugs into your house via your Christmas tree. Maybe if Scrooge had followed these steps, he would not have said “Bah Humbug” so much. The fact is, your Christmas tree can be home to thousands of bugs, including aphids, [...]

Bug & Weed Mart to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Bug & Weed Mart will match donations to My Sisters' Place WHAT: To raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence, Bug & Weed Mart’s five valley stores will host a fundraising drive during October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The locally owned and operated retailer, specializing in DIY pest control, will [...]

2017-12-01T12:32:38+00:00September 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Bug & Weed Mart Celebrates 38th Anniversary!

September marks Bug & Weed Mart’s 38th anniversary of helping customers do their own pest and weed  control here in the Valley. We want to say thank you to the community that has supported us all these years. To show our appreciation, during the month of September when you make a purchase, your name will be entered in our [...]

2017-12-01T12:32:52+00:00September 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas survive by consuming the blood of their hosts, which could be any mammal. They do not have wings, though they can jump about 50 times their body length. They have strong claws that allow them to hang on tightly so they're not dislodged from their host. Adult fleas are usually brown and up to [...]

2017-12-01T12:33:28+00:00August 9th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

Are there lightning bugs in Arizona?

Lightning bug image courtesy of Martin McMullen. Lightning bugs, also called fireflies, are actually winged beetles, but their bioluminescent abilities set them apart from other insects because of that uniqueness. There are more than 136 species of lightning bugs, but unfortunately for those of us who live in the western part of the [...]

2017-12-01T12:12:23+00:00July 26th, 2017|Other Pests|0 Comments

5 Questions for Tonya Gardner

You don’t find a lot of women working in pest control, so it is not unusual for a customer to walk into Bug and Weed Mart and ask Tonya Gardner, one of our newest employees, to speak to someone in charge. “They assume because I’m female and I’m working the cash register, that I’m not [...]

2017-12-01T12:33:59+00:00July 12th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|0 Comments

National Weed Your Garden Day

With monsoon just around the corner, we encourage you to set some time aside on June 13th, National Weed Your Garden Day, to stop these unwanted plants from growing out of control and turning your yard into an overgrown mess! Apart from being unpleasing to the eye, an overgrown yard full of weeds presents an [...]

2017-12-01T12:12:17+00:00June 9th, 2017|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

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