Pest Control Dolton IL

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.

CENTURIAN PEST CONTROL
(708) 201-1000
14336 MINERVA AVENUE
DOLTON, IL
 
AND EXTERMINATORS
(708) 331-9820
137 E 154th St
South Holland, IL
 
ELCO PEST CONTROL
(708) 333-2878
14825 Perry Ave
South Holland, IL
 
CLAUDE WALKER
(773) 933-1088
13161 S St Lawrience
Chicago, IL
 
QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE PEST CONTROL
(708) 730-1745
1017 Wentworth Ave
Calumet City, IL
 
C P INDUSTRIES INC
(708) 331-7669
17208 Ellis Ct
South Holland, IL
 
FIRST RESORT INTERGRATED PEST
(708) 331-1961
16525 Van Dam Rd
South Holland, IL
 
B & I PEST CONTROL
(708) 841-5580
14213 S Halsted St
Riverdale, IL
 
HUMPHREYS PEST CONTROL COMPANY INCORPORATED
(708) 891-6886
EASTN ROAD AND GLENSD
CALUMET CITY, IL
 
GUARDIAN PEST CONTROL SERVICE
(708) 333-7378
3045 45TH AVE\
MARKHAM, IL
 

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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