How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Coming Back

For those who live in an apartment, you probably already know that management sometimes schedules routine maintenance, including spraying for pests. But if your apartment or complex was just treated for bed bugs, you may want to know how to prevent bed bugs from coming back. Just in case you either see a bed bug [...]

2020-05-08T10:51:40-07:00February 12th, 2019|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|7 Comments

How to Vermicompost: Mother Nature’s Garden Helper

The old nursery rhyme “The worms crawl out, the worms crawl in” may have made the boys laugh and the girls shriek, but Mother Nature loves all of that wiggling in and out of garden dirt. If you’ve ever wondered how to vermicompost, this is a great resource to learn more about using vermiculture – [...]

2020-05-13T09:01:02-07:00October 17th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|1 Comment

Getting Your Garden Ready for Fall Plants

Bug and Weed Mart is thrilled to be offering a new monthly blog on gardening from our friends at Keep Phoenix Beautiful. Mary Lu Nunley is the Garden Manager for the Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Gardens. Each month she will be offering tips and advice for keeping your garden beautiful. You can also look to [...]

2020-05-08T10:54:19-07:00September 5th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We know what you’re thinking: Why would we, experts on pest control, be giving you tips on attracting birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife? The thing is, while we pride ourselves on helping our customers get rid of pesky insects and home invaders, we also recognize how valuable most insects and other wildlife can be [...]

2020-05-08T10:56:34-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Storing Weed and Pest Control Supplies

Where should I store my weed and pest control supplies? Because of the extreme heat here in the Valley of the Sun, knowing how and where to store your weed and pest control supplies is an important question. Should they be kept indoors? Outside in a shed? How long do they keep? While many pest [...]

Summer Pest Control

Some people might think that our intense summer heat would kill off any pests or cause them to go into hiding, but that is actually not the case. Monsoon storms bring rain, which leads to mosquitoes. June, July, and August is peak season for ticks. And scorpions are searching for cool places to escape from [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Phoenix Lawn Green

That’s right, no need to suffer from lawn envy from your neighbors this year. You can have your own green oasis with these five Phoenix lawn care tips: Get rid of thatch with a rake Thatch is essentially dead or dying grass. A very small amount of thatch is good for your yard, but too [...]

2020-05-08T11:01:44-07:00April 11th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|2 Comments

Transitioning from Winter Lawn to Bermuda Brass

We are at the end of March and your winter lawn may still look beautiful, but it’s time to start thinking about transitioning from winter lawn to Bermuda grass. Letting your rye lawn grow unchecked until the warm June temperatures kill it off, can damage your Bermuda grass and leave bare spots in your yard. [...]

2020-05-08T14:14:57-07:00March 28th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|1 Comment

4 Easy Steps to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs

This Christmas, before you deck any halls, consider taking four easy steps to keep from bringing bugs into your house via your Christmas tree. Maybe if Scrooge had followed these steps, he would not have said “Bah Humbug” so much. The fact is, your Christmas tree can be home to thousands of bugs, including aphids, [...]

Bug & Weed Mart to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Bug & Weed Mart will match donations to My Sisters' Place WHAT: To raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence, Bug & Weed Mart’s six Valley stores will host a fundraising drive during October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The locally owned and operated retailer, specializing in DIY pest control, will [...]

2020-05-08T11:06:46-07:00September 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments