Pest Control De Soto MO

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.

SHANKS PEST CONTROL
(636) 586-4542
PO Box 294
De Soto, MO
 
DON'S EXTERMINATING INC
(573) 438-3484
10397 Troque Trl
Cadet, MO
 
BUG MAN PEST CONTROL INC
(636) 931-0777
PO Box 814
Festus, MO
 
MILLERS PEST CONTROL
(636) 937-2384
104 N NINTH STREET
FESTUS, MO
 
AIRE MASTER SAINT LOUIS DIV
(636) 797-2442
10663 State Route 21
Hillsboro, MO
 
NICK'S PEST CONTROL
(636) 586-1336
14134 Timberline Dr
De Soto, MO
 
ALL STATE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(636) 931-2929
13435 STATE ROAD TT
FESTUS, MO
 
APEX PEST & TERMITE CONTROL
(636) 296-6709
10119 Manassas Dr
Festus, MO
 
NICK'S PEST CONTROL
(636) 789-9972
PO Box 2294
Hillsboro, MO
 
RAIN TREE PEST CONTROL
(636) 797-2557
PO Box 892
Hillsboro, MO
 

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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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