Pest Control Amherst MA

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.

PREMIER PEST CONTROL
(413) 532-0088
187 Kendall St
Granby, MA
 
BLISS EXTERMINATOR CO
(413) 586-2015
39 Church St
Northampton, MA
 
MR D'S PEST CONTROL
(413) 584-6870
149 Spruce Hill Ave
Northampton, MA
 
ANDERSON EXTERMINATING CO INC
(413) 533-5358
PO Box 485
Holyoke, MA
 
A O K PEST CONTROL INC
(413) 539-2709
34 Maple Crest Cir Apt A
Holyoke, MA
 
A ZAP PEST CONTROL
(413) 323-9329
225 MILL VALLEY ROAD
BELCHERTOWN, MA
 
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS PROBLEM
(413) 774-7575
90 Conz St
Northampton, MA
 
FACILITY SUPPLY LLC
(413) 527-6265
81 Loudville Rd
Easthampton, MA
 
AAAW GUARANTY PEST ELIMINATION
(413) 534-7334
HOLYOKETELNO
HOLYOKE, MA
 
OLANDER'S WILDLIFE CONTROL
(413) 772-2779
26 West St
Greenfield, MA
 

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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