About J. LaBrie

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

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|1 Comment

Renter v. Homeowner

As homeowners, we take some basic steps in order to keep our home and property pest-free and weed-free. We often do an Internet search for “pest control supplies near me” or “how to get rid of bugs.” But there is still the question, “Do I still need to do pest control if I rent?” The [...]

2017-12-01T12:12:12+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

DIY Pest Control Mesa Store Remodel

Mesa Store Gets Remodeled After 30 Years! In 1979, Jim LaBrie opened the first Bug and Weed Mart store in Mesa, not far from the current Mesa store location. The family-owned and -operated do-it-yourself retailer specializes in pest and weed control products. In 1987, the Mesa storefront was moved to its current location within the [...]

2017-12-01T12:33:51+00:00February 8th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|2 Comments

What does termite damage look like?

Desert subterranean termites, AZ’s most common termite, prefer high-temperature, low-humidity climates, making our arid Sonoran desert a prime target. They live in underground colonies, often outdoors in desert plants, dead cactus, woodpiles, etc. They are also commonly found in boxes, as well as in any wood surfaces of the walls of homes and other structures. [...]

2018-01-30T10:25:33+00:00December 14th, 2016|Termites|0 Comments

What attracts scorpions?

When people find scorpions in their homes or in their yards, they often ask: What attracts scorpions to my home (and not my friends’ houses –  or so they say)? What is different about my home that scorpions find interest interesting? Construction often causes scorpions to seek new shelter. What attracts scorpions? One [...]

2018-01-30T10:25:46+00:00December 7th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Scorpions|0 Comments

Possum vs Opossum: What’s the Difference?

Most people use possum vs opossum when referring to the animal best known for its ugly, scary looking appearance. The opossum is a marsupial that is found in North and South America. It has a grayish-white body, a white face, coarse fur, and black ears and feet. They have sharp teeth, but the main distinguishing [...]

2018-01-30T10:26:03+00:00November 30th, 2016|Other Pests|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Mice

How to get rid of mice: declutter! If you want to know how to get rid of mice, don’t attract them! Here are the best methods for preventing mice and keeping them out of the house and off your property for good: Harvest all citrus fruit. Leave no fruit (fresh or rotting) on [...]

German Cockroach

The German cockroach is a scavenger, feeding on just about any food source, including toothpaste, soap, even book bindings. They reproduce quickly, producing 4 to 6 egg cases during the course of their lives, with each egg case, or ootheca, containing approximately 30 to 40 eggs. Adult German cockroaches are light brown or tan in [...]

2018-01-30T10:26:44+00:00November 10th, 2016|Cockroaches, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

Taylor’s Bed Bug Nightmare Part 2

You may have heard nightmare bed bug stories on the news or from a friend and wondered, where do bed bugs come from? Or maybe you’ve discovered bed bugs in your home and want to know how they got there and how to get rid of them … for good. In our previous bed bug [...]

2018-01-30T10:26:55+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

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