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|1 Comment

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

5 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects, and with growing concerns over the Zika virus, the fight against these pests is more vigilant than ever. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep mosquitoes from invading your property. One naturally helpful strategy is to add mosquito repellent plants in and around your home [...]

What Does a Tick Look Like?

  Many of us have heard the stories of how ticks carry Lyme disease and what to look for to see if we've been bitten. But if you've asked, “What does a tick look like,” then read on so you’ll recognize these pesky creatures. We’re hoping we can help prevent you from being bitten in [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments