Pest Control Brighton MI

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.

COMISKEY PEST CONTROL
(810) 231-1094
8831 Bishop Rd
Brighton, MI
 
ASSURED PEST CONTROL
(810) 229-1988
6237 Baldwin Cir
Brighton, MI
 
ANIMAL PRO INC
(248) 676-8800
PO Box 129
Milford, MI
 
ACTION PEST CONTROL
(517) 548-1137
6121 OAK GROVE RD
HOWELL, MI
 
TERMITE INSPECTION CO
(517) 548-5200
211 S Michigan Ave 140
Howell, MI
 
BRIGHTONS PEST SOLUTIONS
(810) 227-8480
4162 Pleasant Valley Rd
Brighton, MI
 
A TO Z WILDLIFE CONTROL
(248) 889-8459
13841 Cherry Blossom Ln
Milford, MI
 
A & S PEST CONTROL
(734) 213-6910
56 ANNA DRIVE
WHITMORE LAKE, MI
 
MURPHY EXTERMINATING
(810) 231-6650
10661 Indianola Rd
Whitmore Lake, MI
 
Animal Damage Control
(517) 545-1073
4457 Mason Rd
Howell, MI
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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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