About J. LaBrie

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

When is shark week?

The whale shark is the largest shark. Arizona doesn’t border any ocean, though we do have several lakes. So why would we want to ask, “When is shark week?” Well, with all the different pests Arizona has, we want to celebrate something we don’t have: sharks! On average, only one person every [...]

2018-01-30T10:30:12+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

Do Bed Bugs Fly?

As if these creepy crawly pests aren’t disturbing enough, asking “Do bed bugs fly?” is a question some might be afraid to hear the answer to. Bed bugs do have front wings, but those wings have lost their function over time, so bed bugs do not fly. They are also not able to jump long [...]

2018-01-30T10:30:30+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

How Often Should You Water Plants

It seems only logical that as summer weather heats up, you may need to adjust the watering schedule for your plants. Higher temperatures and direct sun will dry out soil much quicker, making it necessary to increase how much water and how frequently you are watering. By the same token, too much water can damage [...]

2018-01-30T10:30:40+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

How to Remove Ticks From a Dog

Worldwide, there are hundreds of species of ticks, with more than 25 species in Arizona. Ticks are related to spiders and mites and the most common tick species in Arizona is the brown dog tick. Although they are mainly found on dogs, they may also feed on humans. Knowing how to remove ticks from a [...]

Pictures of Snakes: Poisonous and Non-Poisonous

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake There are several venomous snakes here in Arizona. Most of us know there are rattlesnakes, but there are non-poisonous snakes, too. Knowing which snakes are safe or dangerous is not only very important, it could save you a lot of pain and keep you out [...]

How Do I Protect My Garden from Tomato Caterpillars?

If you have a vegetable garden or you are considering planting one, it is not enough to prepare the soil, plant the seedlings and add a little water. You must also guard against pests that can damage and even destroy your crops. One of the most destructive is the tomato hornworm, also known as tomato [...]

How to Get Rid of Snakes

Spring is prime time for snakes to start coming out of hibernation. If you go for walks or go hiking, you’ll often see snakes sunning themselves on rocks. As long as you see snakes, you know to stay away from them. But you may be wondering how to get rid of snakes if they’re around [...]

2018-01-30T10:31:45+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Other Pests|0 Comments

What Do Caterpillars Eat?

The banded woolly bear caterpillar Caterpillars aren't caterpillars for very long, but while they are going about their caterpillar business, they need to eat. So what do caterpillars eat exactly? Well, caterpillars eat the leaves of trees and plants with flowers. Some caterpillars eat parts of plants, like seeds or flowers. Some caterpillars [...]

You Have Weeds…Now What?

Weeds get a bad rep, because they are plants that are not intentionally planted and have a tendency to be competitive in nature. There are almost 250,000 species of plants in the world and only 3% of those behave as weeds. The best way to keep a garden free of weeds is by keeping them [...]

2018-01-30T10:32:06+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

Gardening in Arizona

Gardening in Arizona isn’t the same as gardening in other parts of the country, especially if you live in the more arid part of the state – the Phoenix metro area. The air is dryer, we have more sunny days, and the heat reaches relatively extreme degrees in the summer. The Sonoran Desert is considered [...]

2018-01-30T10:32:16+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Natural Pest Control, Weeds|0 Comments

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