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 [...]

2020-12-07T14:27:08-07:00February 12th, 2019|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|Comments Off on How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Coming Back

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 [...]

2020-12-07T13:53:49-07:00July 31st, 2018|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Home & Garden Tips|Comments Off on Storing Weed and Pest Control Supplies

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 [...]

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, [...]

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

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

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 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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