Pest Control Blacksburg VA

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.

ALL SEASONS PEST CONTROL
(540) 953-0351
PO Box 10552
Blacksburg, VA
 
CROWN EXTERMINATING CO INC
(540) 552-5866
PO Box 371
Blacksburg, VA
 
SUPERIOR EXTERMINATING CO INC
(540) 381-4951
845a Radford St
Christiansburg, VA
 
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN PEST CONTROL
(540) 382-2973
PO Box 2136
Christiansburg, VA
 
COMPLETE PEST CONTROL INC
(540) 268-2246
PO Box 757
Shawsville, VA
 
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(540) 980-1450
15 BOWER ST
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
 
CROWN EXTERMINATING
(540) 381-5290
145 Wades Ln
Christiansburg, VA
 
CROWN EXTERMINATING CO INC
(540) 544-7775
700 Blue Grass Trl
Newport, VA
 
A BETTER WAY
(540) 382-0139
100 S FRANKLIN STREET
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
 
EVERSAFE EXTERMINATING COMPANY
(540) 633-6840
2320 W MAIN STREET
FAIRLAWN, VA
 

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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