Pest Control Columbia 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.

ADVANCE PEST CONTROL
(410) 480-7020
5850 Waterloo Rd
Columbia, MD
 
ANNAPOLIS PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(410) 730-2822
5200 W RUNNING BROOK ROAD
COLUMBIA, MD
 
Q PEST CONTROL
(410) 203-2222
6665 DOBBIN ROAD
COLUMBIA, MD
 
ACCUTECH PEST MANAGEMENT
(410) 772-0090
5200 W RUNNING BROOK ROAD
COLUMBIA, MD
 
ECO-CARE PEST MANAGEMENT CORP
(410) 465-3709
8438 High Ridge Rd
Ellicott City, MD
 
SOUTHERN PEST CONTROL
(410) 730-1346
9123 Route 108
Columbia, MD
 
PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL INC
(410) 730-6648
PO Box 2609
Columbia, MD
 
CRITTER CONTROL
(410) 740-5500
5501 TWIN KNOLLS ROAD
COLUMBIA, MD
 
SAVAGE PEST CONTROL INC
(301) 604-7906
8309 Woodward St
Savage, MD
 
Q PEST CONTROL INC
(410) 372-0240
PO Box 1873
Ellicott City, MD
 

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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