Pest Control Dearborn 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.

BIO-SERV CORP
(734) 662-4929
4862 Greenfield Rd
Dearborn, MI
 
MOTOR CITY PEST CONTROL
(313) 931-5000
8853 Meyers Rd
Detroit, MI
 
TRUE GUARD PEST CONTROL
(313) 299-0211
26286 Powers Ave
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
POWER BOOST COMMERCIAL
(313) 562-6678
4927 Monroe St
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
HI TECH PEST CONTROL
(313) 533-7378
PO Box 23494
Detroit, MI
 
PROFESSIONAL PEST MGMT
(800) 909-7378
6501 GREENFIELD RD
DEARBORN, MI
 
BUSY B PEST CONTROL
(313) 835-5016
11705 Ashton Ave
Detroit, MI
 
SUPERIOR PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(313) 561-1764
5861 Cambourne Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
SCIENTIFIC PEST CONTROL CO
(313) 861-0161
12040 Greenfield Rd
Detroit, MI
 
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(313) 836-3081
14900 Whitcomb St
Detroit, MI
 

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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