Pest Control Cortland NY

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.

SWEENEYS PEST ELIMINATION
(607) 749-8455
PO Box 119
Homer, NY
 
BUG KILLER
(607) 724-3333
RR 273 Mt Hunger Rd
Lisle, NY
 
BUG KILLER
(607) 692-4607
273 Mount Hunger Rd
Lisle, NY
 
HAMPTON TREE EXPERT INC
(631) 283-1415
1400 N Sea Rd
Southampton, NY
 
EZEKIAL PEST CONTROL
(718) 723-1106
14619 183rd St
Jamaica, NY
 
UNDER PRESSURE
(607) 539-9915
3427 Slaterville Rd
Brooktondale, NY
 
C K & G CORP
(607) 753-7108
415 Hillview Pl
Ithaca, NY
 
SEA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(631) 696-1575
28 Willow Ave
Farmingville, NY
 
QUE EXTERMINATING
(631) 265-8400
205 Smithtown Blvd # 101
Nesconset, NY
 
GREENSCARE TREE & LAWN
(631) 716-1200
PO Box 636
Farmingville, NY
 

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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