Pest Control Dover DE

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.

DAN MAR PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-1331
3307 Upper King Rd
Dover, DE
 
BURTS TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(302) 736-6563
106 ELM TERRACE
DOVER, DE
 
WOLFE PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-8969
73 Zineyard Ln
Camden Wyoming, DE
 
DIAMOND STATE PEST CONTROL
(302) 653-9666
PO Box 373
Smyrna, DE
 
BAILEY'S PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(302) 653-6725
1033 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE
 
FISHER'S EXTERMINATING & PEST
(302) 674-2393
315 Raymond St
Dover, DE
 
GENERAL PEST CONTROL INC
(302) 734-5757
PO Box 1375
Dover, DE
 
DAVIS PEST CONTROL
(302) 284-0792
125 FIRETOWER ROAD
CAMDEN WYOMING, DE
 
ALL RID & STARKE PEST CO
(302) 284-2461
237 Yoemans Tale Ln
Felton, DE
 
COOPER TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(410) 482-2800
17254 Cool Spring Rd
Marydel, 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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