Pest Control Enumclaw WA

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.

ACCLAIM PEST CONTROL
(360) 802-5297
219 Semanski St Apt 34
Enumclaw, WA
 
BUGMAN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(253) 891-8141
7310 State Route 162 E
Sumner, WA
 
WHAM PEST CONTROL
(253) 854-9426
104 10TH STREET NE APARTMENT 301
AUBURN, WA
 
AFFORD IT PEST CONTROL SERVICE
(253) 474-2557
820 8TH ST NE
AUBURN, WA
 
AFFORD IT PEST CONTROL SE
(253) 351-0643
820 8th St Ne
Auburn, WA
 
SOUND CONSTRUCTION & PEST
(206) 510-0464
23054 Se 218th St
Maple Valley, WA
 
FIKES NORTHWEST
(425) 228-3034
24801 144th Pl Se
Kent, WA
 
CASCADE PEST CONTROL
(253) 631-2030
30890 E LAKE MORTON DRIVE SE
KENT, WA
 
CRITTER CONTROL
(253) 639-6377
PO Box 7401
Kent, WA
 
RID X TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(360) 893-5506
205 Callendar Ct Nw
Orting, WA
 

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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