Pest Control Fairhaven MA

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.

A & A TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(508) 996-0270
PO Box 22
Fairhaven, MA
 
GLOBAL ODOR CONTROL TECHS
(508) 991-3939
PO Box 51005
New Bedford, MA
 
ABLE PEST CONTROL SERVICE
(617) 773-8170
610 MAIN STREET
ACUSHNET, MA
 
ACE PEST CONTROL SERVICE INC
(508) 636-4446
PO Box 1542
Westport, MA
 
FJ STORCH LEASING & BUSINESS
(508) 675-8511
255 Whipple St
Fall River, MA
 
NEW BEDFORD PEST CONTROL INC
(508) 994-4433
113 Allen St
New Bedford, MA
 
SHERMAN TERMITE & PEST CO
(508) 995-5700
166 Clifford St
New Bedford, MA
 
GUARANTEED PEST CONTROL CO
(508) 748-1885
410 Front St
Marion, MA
 
KFC EXTERMINATORS
(508) 295-3732
PO Box 1792
Onset, MA
 
ASTOR PEST CONTROL INC
(508) 548-2227
459 Main St
Falmouth, MA
 

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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