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 [...]

2017-07-18T07:40:17+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, 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 [...]

2017-07-26T11:52:18+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:04+00:00 February 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 [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:05+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|2 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 [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:05+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Scorpions|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 [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 November 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 [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

Taylor’s Nightmare Bedbug Story Part 1

Having bed bugs infiltrate your home can be an absolute nightmare. If you are wondering how you might discover an infestation, one of the signs is bed bug bites. Bed bug bites can be red, itchy and unsettling. One of our customers, Taylor, a student at ASU, discovered bed bugs when she moved into her [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|1 Comment