Bug & Weed Mart Celebrates 38th Anniversary!

September marks Bug & Weed Mart’s 38th anniversary of helping customers do their own pest and weed control here in the Valley. We want to say thank you to the community that has supported us all these years. To show our appreciation, during the month of September when you make a purchase, your name will be [...]

2020-05-08T11:08:40-07:00September 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Bug & Weed Mart Celebrates 38th Anniversary!

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 [...]

2020-05-08T11:12:02-07:00August 9th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Fleas

Are there Lightning Bugs in Arizona?

Lightning bug image courtesy of Martin McMullen. Lightning bugs, also called fireflies, are actually winged beetles, but their bioluminescent abilities set them apart from other insects because of that uniqueness. There are more than 136 species of lightning bugs, but unfortunately for those of us who live in the western part of the [...]

2020-12-07T13:55:06-07:00July 26th, 2017|Other Pests|Comments Off on Are there Lightning Bugs in Arizona?

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 [...]

2020-12-07T14:03:09-07:00July 12th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|Comments Off on 5 Questions for Tonya Gardner

National Weed Your Garden Day

With monsoon just around the corner, we encourage you to set some time aside on June 13th, National Weed Your Garden Day, to stop these unwanted plants from growing out of control and turning your yard into an overgrown mess! Apart from being unpleasing to the eye, an overgrown yard full of weeds presents an [...]

2020-12-07T14:04:53-07:00June 9th, 2017|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|1 Comment

Renter vs. 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 [...]

2020-12-07T14:06:15-07:00February 22nd, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|Comments Off on Renter vs. Homeowner

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 [...]

2020-12-07T14:37:16-07:00February 8th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, News|2 Comments

What Does Termite Damage Look Like?

Desert subterranean termites, AZ’s most common termite, prefer high-temperature, low-humidity climates, making our arid Sonoran desert a prime target. They live in underground colonies, often outdoors in desert plants, dead cactus, woodpiles, etc. They are also commonly found in boxes, as well as in any wood surfaces of the walls of homes and other structures. [...]

2020-12-07T13:58:05-07:00December 14th, 2016|Termites|Comments Off on What Does Termite Damage Look Like?

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? [...]

2020-12-07T14:00:14-07:00December 7th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Scorpions|Comments Off on What Attracts Scorpions?
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