Pest Control El Dorado Hills CA

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.

EXPLORER PEST MANAGEMENT
(916) 441-4995
PO Box 4283
El Dorado Hills, CA
 
BERRYS PEST CONTROL INC
(916) 939-7710
2222 Francisco Dr Ste 510
El Dorado Hills, CA
 
AQUA SYSTEMS
(916) 988-3177
9477 Greenback Ln Ste 413
Folsom, CA
 
GOLDEN BEAR PEST CONTROL INC
(916) 983-7378
PO Box 398
Folsom, CA
 
AARON S LAUREN
(916) 847-7791
4120 Douglas Blvd Ste 306
Granite Bay, CA
 
FOLSOM PEST CONTROL
(916) 933-9060
1901 GREEN VALLEY RD
EL DORADO HILLS, CA
 
RIVER RAT PEST CONTROL
(916) 988-5879
9922 Inwood Rd
Folsom, CA
 
SPECIALIZED PEST PATROL INC
(916) 987-9559
24988 Blue Ravine Rd # 108
Folsom, CA
 
ADVANCED PEST CONTROL-SACRAMENTO
(916) 990-9221
PO BOX 915
FOLSOM, CA
 
LEVIS TERMITE
(530) 676-7540
3254 Sandhurst Ct
Shingle Springs, CA
 

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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