Pest Control Eastpointe 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.

HUNTER PEST CONTROL
(586) 772-4687
19131 TOEPFER DRIVE
EASTPOINTE, MI
 
24 HOUR PEST CONTROL
(586) 792-5626
21712 ROSEDALE ST
SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI
 
Elite Pest Management
(586) 294-7055
19820 14 Mile Rd
Roseville, MI
 
ALTO EXTERMINATOR
(586) 778-1333
18177 Church St
Roseville, MI
 
NATIONAL PEST CONTROL CO
(586) 777-3800
25555 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI
 
PERFECTING PEST ELIMINATION
(586) 443-5303
15516 Lincoln Ave
Eastpointe, MI
 
ALL ABOUT CRITTER CONTROL
(586) 447-5979
20020 Avalon St
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 
Great Lakes Pest Control Co., Inc.
(586) 772-7248
14530 East Nine Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
GREAT LAKES PEST CONTROL CO
(586) 772-7248
14530 E 9 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
HARRIS PEST CONTROL INC
(313) 372-9188
17216 Hoover 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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