2013 started out unusually wet for Arizona, bringing a bumper crop of vegetation and wildlife growth. As a result, we are seeing a tremendous amount of unruly weeds, especially if there was no pre-emergent applied. But there is no better time than now to apply weed killer (or more properly – post emergent) taking those weeds out and regaining control of your landscape!
Killing all the weeds in your yard may seem a huge task. But with Bug & Weed Mart, our knowledgeable, professional staff excels in helping people learn what it takes to control weeds. Weeds and grasses that you are seeing now can be easily treated with one of our Post-Emergent herbicides that you apply using a pump-up sprayer. It may be time consuming but applying weed killer is simple. Come in and describe your weed problem, and we will develop a fast, safe, effective solution for you and show you how to apply it.
We are open 6 days a week at all 5 of our Valley-wide locations. Come in, give us a call, or visit us anytime at www.bugweedmart.com.
What a fun weather year 2013 has begun with! We had rain this winter, followed by a record-setting 5-night frost period in January, then more rain in February. Add the intermittent spikes we have seen in daytime temperatures, and now just look around: the weed season has earnestly begun. Are you seeing a healthy green weed or grass crop take over in your granite, river rock, or desert landscaping? If you look around, you will find you are not alone! Many people have not yet applied pre-emergent. But it’s not too late.
At Bug & weed Mart, we have a complete selection of Pre-Emergents that you can safely, effectively, and easily apply to your yard. These professional-grade, EPA-registered liquid herbicides will prevent those unwanted grass and weeds from growing, while causing no harm to existing plants or lawns. Reapplying periodically, your method of “preventing” will result in much greater results across your landscape. And, you will begin to notice your neighbors are seemingly always out spraying their weeds…when you have none!
For more detailed information about how to apply pre-emergent, you can visit the “videos” section of our website. There you will find a step-by-step instructional video on how to mix and apply pre-emergent, as well as tips for safety and re-application time frames.
Our Managers at all 5 Valley-wide locations are experts on all the details you need to do the job yourself. Come on in, & tell us about your specific property needs. We’ll recommend a pre-emergent, and we will show you exactly how to apply it. We have been helping our customers with the best products and advice since 1979, we look forward to helping you, too!
As Spring Break approaches, many of us are in the process of making getaway plans. We’re thinking about our destinations and all the memories we will make while we are there, and maybe even the souvenirs we’ll bring home. But are we thinking about what we DON’T want to bring home? Bed bugs. No one wants to bring that mess back after a nice vacation!
Most of us by now have become well aware that bed bugs are for real. They can be found anywhere and they feed on human blood. Turning a blind eye to the potential that they might invade your space is risky. When 1 person gets bed bugs, in a matter of just 24-48 hours or so they can spread to find even more human hosts.
Bed bugs can wreck havoc on your life, and not only because of the unsightly, itchy bites! It’s often an embarrassing realization that you have them. But they must be taken care of. Bed bug treatmants by a professional can cost up to $3000-5000! Knowing what to look for, especially when travelling, might just be the difference between the greatest Spring Break ever or a very regrettable getaway. Here are some tips for avoiding that little pest:
- When sleeping in a new bed, check for signs of their feces: small, black or dark brown dots on sheets or the mattress. (If you are in a hotel and find potential bedbug fecal matter, ask for a new room far from the original.)
- While bedbugs mostly hide out during the day, you may be able to spot the actual bug at night (using a flashlight may be helpful). Baby bedbugs are nearly invisible, but their older relatives are brown to red-brown and oval-shaped (see image on page one).
- Regularly inspect places where pets sleep for signs of bedbugs.
- In some heavily infested areas, a ”coriander-like” odor may be present.
- If you suspect you’ve been exposed to bedbugs when traveling, clean out everything you traveled with. Vacuum out your suitcase and wash all clothes in hot water if possible, whether they are dirty or not. When traveling, leave your suitcases on hard surfaces if possible (rather than carpet or upholstered furniture).
At Bug & Weed Mart, we deal with bed bugs every single day. Come into any of our 5 stores, or call us, and let us help you take the proper steps to detect and prevent bed bugs from joining your everyday life!
We are open 6 days a week.
Spring is coming and so are the weeds and insects! To help you control these pests, Bug & Weed Mart is having a sale on our FIMCO 15 and 25-Gallon sprayers:
25-Gal w/Pistol Grip Handgun, Everyday Price 289.99, Sale Price 239.99, save $50.00
15-Gal w/Pistol Grip Handgun, Everyday Price 269.99, Sale Price 229.99, save $40.00
15-Gal Gal w/Lever Handgun, Everyday Price 219.99, Sale Price $189.99, save $30.00
Let us help you have a beautiful spring !
Ho, ho, ho! With 2013 knocking on the door, and all of the New Year’s resolutions being made, why not add a few, easy reminders to your calendar to help you prevent and control pest and weeds next year? This calendar tells you when to apply weed killer and insect granules throughout the year. It’s a general idea of when to do what to help with your New Year’s resolution of having no weeds and no pests! Read more »
The season has started! We have the leftover Halloween candy stash, and we’re about to delve into Thanksgiving with the endless supply of pies, cookies, cakes, brownies. With all these sweets around, we attract the primary benefactors of all those wayward crumbs: bugs and rodents. Pests.
Put simply, human food satisfies the diets of most bugs and rodents. And let’s be honest, all those treats satisfy humans, too! Even though the peak of the pest community seems to culminate during the latter portion of the Monsoon season, we live in the Sonoran desert where it seldom freezes. The bug populations, while somewhat reduced, are still alive and well during the fall/winter season in the greater-Phoenix area.
Here are some simple ways to keep your house bug and pest free during the holidays: Read more »
OK, while this headline may alert you, certainly is not always the case. But this is worth the read, especially if you have kids in college. I stumbled upon this article about this poor college student’s inadvertent experience with Bed Bugs, and how in a matter of only 2-3 days, his problem was out of control. (Click here to read “How Do You Get Bed Bugs?”) Read more »
With the rise in home vegetable-gardening, this is a great time to dive into questions about garden pests vs edible crops. Regarding food-bearing plants, this clearly is a sensitive area, so we want to really pay attention to our treatment.
What can I do to control garden pests like caterpillars and tomato hornworms?
Usually a good visual inspection and hand removal of the caterpillars is the first, and often only step to take. For the tomato hornworms you may only have 1 or 2 larvae on the plants, although that couple of big, fat, green larvae can quickly strip all the leaves off a single plant. I suggest waiting until the first damage is noted or the first large fecal pellets are seen, then apply a product labeled for these plants. We don’t just want to spray any general insecticide on edible plants! Know how close to “harvest” the application can be made. Read more »
At Bug & Weed Mart, every single day we help our customers solve the latest scourge in the Pest Control industry: bed bugs. Bed bugs have become part of the pest control landscape in the US, and have been identified in 49 states (except Alaska). Their unique behavior (feeding on human blood) and rapid development (from nymph to adult) make them a very fast-developing infestation. They are hitchhikers; that is, they travel on humans, their clothing, luggage, and furniture.
It is not uncommon to hear they were contracted via a hotel visit, so if you travel, here are a few steps for you to take to help you recognize any potential bedbugs in your hotel room: Read more »
We all have experienced being bitten by an insect at one time or another. Whether mosquitoes, biting flies, mites, bedbugs, fleas, spiders, etc., nobody likes a bug bite. The swollen or reddened skin, often times irritated further by the insatiable urge to scratch to soothe the itchiness, makes for a generally uncomfortable experience.
Then sometimes, adding insult to injury (so to speak ), this attack seemingly repeats itself on a daily or nightly basis. When this occurs, you know there is a specific pest problem that needs to be addressed.
What should you do? Here are 3 Steps to help: Read more »