Pest Control Capitol Heights MD

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.

JC ERLICH
(301) 516-0682
8004 Marlboro Pike
District Heights, MD
 
MTB Pest Control Company
(301) 449-2937
3411 Walters Lane
District Heights, MD
 
LANES TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(301) 423-4258
PO Box 47663
District Heights, MD
 
HOME PARAMOUNT PEST CONTROL
(301) 967-2000
7716 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD
 
CDH ENTERPRISES INC
(301) 967-2127
8057 Cryden Way
District Heights, MD
 
AAA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(301) 423-7322
4710 Auth Pl
Suitland, MD
 
A ONE PEST CONTROL
(301) 925-4229
6306 Mrtn Lthr Kng Jr Hwy
Capitol Heights, MD
 
ANTHONY HARRIS DBA DELUXE PEST MANAGEMENT
(301) 808-0903
1704 TULIP AVENUE
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD
 
JOHNSON EXTERMINATING SERVICE
(301) 336-7952
600 Wilburn Ct
Capitol Heights, MD
 
LAMBRIGHT'S PEST CONTROL SVC
(301) 420-0419
PO Box 47058
District Heights, MD
 

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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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