Pest Control Alabaster AL

If spring weeds haven’t yet overtaken your garden, you can prevent them by laying down products containing corn gluten meal. To kill weeds, spray them with vinegar; for older, tougher weeds, try a vinegar-based herbicide.

BUG STOPPERS INC
(205) 602-4519
PO Box 417
Alabaster, AL
 
MR TECHNICIAN TERMITE & PETS C
(205) 621-5353
1516 King George Dr
Alabaster, AL
 
KELLYS TRMITE & PEST CONTROL
(205) 680-3272
3183 Lee St
Pelham, AL
 
NATIONAL PEST CONTROL
(205) 989-3439
222 Green Park S
Pelham, AL
 
GREEN VALLEY PEST CONTROL
(205) 663-6055
PO BOX 185
PELHAM, AL
 
TARGET PEST CONTROL
(205) 621-4746
239 1st St S
Alabaster, AL
 
YOUNGS PEST CONTROL
(205) 664-8317
PO Box 660647
Alabaster, AL
 
BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES
(205) 987-6202
PO Box 1391
Pelham, AL
 
ORANGE DOT PEST CONTROL
(205) 621-2847
PO Box 768
Helena, AL
 
Vulcan Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
(205) 663-4200
115 Commerce Dr
Pelham, AL
 

Weed Killers

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Killing Weeds, Gently

Q Are there any good natural weed killers?

A Yes—and you’re wise to look for safer options than standard pesticides, which have been linked to endocrine disorders, reproductive problems, and cancer, not to mention widespread water pollution.

If spring weeds haven’t yet overtaken your garden, you can prevent them by laying down products containing corn gluten meal. This byproduct of corn milling naturally inhibits the growth of new root systems but leaves established plants untouched. (As a bonus, it’s high in nitrogen, so it makes an excellent fertilizer.) Plan to apply it about three to five weeks before you’d expect weeds to start showing up, says Nick Christians, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University in Ames. You’ll need to use a pound of meal for every 50 square feet of space. Authorized suppliers can be found at public.iastate.edu/~isurf/tech/cgmwebsite.html.

To kill weeds, spray them with vinegar. If they’re just getting started, plain white vinegar should work fine. (It’s made up of 5 percent acetic acid, the weed-zapping ingredient.)

For older, tougher weeds, try a vinegar-based herbicide; these contain more acetic acid. But be sure to wear gloves and eye protection; at concentrations higher than 5 percent acetic acid, vinegar can burn the eyes and skin. Look for products at bradfieldind.com, greensense.net, sumrset.com/prod- 02.htm, and biconet.com/lawn/burn- out.html.

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