Pest Control Edwardsville 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.

DBS PEST CONTROL
(618) 656-7014
PO Box 931
Edwardsville, IL
 
BLYTHE PEST CONTROL INC
(618) 656-2574
363 Overlook Dr
Edwardsville, IL
 
ALL STATE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL
(618) 692-4200
215 BANNER STREET
EDWARDSVILLE, IL
 
D B S PEST CONTROL
(618) 692-1335
106 THOMAS TERRACE
EDWARDSVILLE, IL
 
BRADY PEST MANAGEMENT
(618) 343-1790
6016 Keebler Oaks Dr
Maryville, IL
 
BUSH TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(618) 692-9825
10 Oasis Dr
Edwardsville, IL
 
BI STATE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(618) 656-2366
5000 POTTERS COURT
EDWARDSVILLE, IL
 
R & M WILDLIFE CONTROL
(618) 692-0614
50 WASHINGTON PLACE
EDWARDSVILLE, IL
 
WOOD RIVER LANDSCAPING INC
(800) 464-1351
101 Pennsylvania Ave
South Roxana, IL
 
SPECIALTY PEST CONTROL
(618) 259-7500
201 E Saint Louis Ave
East Alton, 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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