Pest Control Dumfries VA

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.

Olde Dominion Pest & Termite Control
(571) 221-0085
609 Gettysburg Lane
Fredericksburg, VA
 
ATLANTIC COAST EXTERMINATING
(703) 490-9187
13406 Occoquan Rd
Woodbridge, VA
 
GLOBAL PEST CONTROL
(703) 583-7378
1714 Worthy Ct
Woodbridge, VA
 
BUCHANAN'S PROFESSIONAL WAXING
(703) 590-2804
13407 Hallow Way Ct
Woodbridge, VA
 
HOME PARAMOUNT PEST CONTROL
(703) 361-8111
1327 Horner Rd
Woodbridge, VA
 
ALL STAR TERMITE & PEST MGT
(703) 690-8377
13331 Woodbridge St
Woodbridge, VA
 
PERMA TREAT
(703) 690-1286
14875 FARM CREEK DRIVE
WOODBRIDGE, VA
 
PERMATREAT PEST CONTROL
(703) 494-9077
13322 OCCOQUAN ROAD
WOODBRIDGE, VA
 
PROTECH PEST CONTROL
(703) 878-7788
14701 Cloverdale Rd
Woodbridge, VA
 
ADVANCED PEST ELIMINATION
(703) 670-0425
14638 Fox Glove Ct
Woodbridge, VA
 

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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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