About J. LaBrie

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

Make it a Bug Free Holiday Season

Enjoy a Bug Free Holiday Season with gift ideas for the do-it-yourself pest and weed control enthusiast. Bug & Weed Mart sells black lights, gloves, ant bait, glue traps and more!

Year ‘Round Scorpion Protection

During the autumn and winter months, it's easy to enjoy the cooler temperatures and put the desert's scorching heat behind us. Our winters here in the Valley are mild and, as a result, our scorpions often do not hibernate. This is why most insects, including scorpions, remain active here all year long. The good [...]

2017-04-26T11:35:12+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Scorpions|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Feral Cats

It has been shown that pets ease stress and often lead to a longer life for their human owners. However, when the animals in your life are not pets, but are instead feral, or wild, cats, then the stress level can increase. Feral cats are not socialized to people, so they are not [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:13+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Natural Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

The term "gnats" is often used to describe very small flying insects. Gnats are usually found outside, though. What you might be seeing in your house - especially your kitchen - are fruit flies, which are a little bit smaller than gnats. Adults are only about 1/8” long and usually have red eyes. The front [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:14+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Other Pests|0 Comments

What Do Termites Look Like?

The most common termite in Arizona is the desert subterranean termite, and though drywood termites are far less common than subterranean termites in Arizona, the damage they leave behind is often more severe. The worker termites in both these groups look similar, so the appearance of the reproductive caste and soldiers is what’s important. There [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:18+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Termites|3 Comments

Getting Your Garden Ready for Fall – Garden Pest Control

Learn about garden pest control When you are ready to lay the groundwork of your garden in anticipation of the cooler temperatures, prepare the soil by returning nutrients that were removed by any spring and summer crops. A little bit of compost or aged manure will increase nutrients in the soil when you [...]