Pest Control Framingham 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.

CHEMSAFE CHEMICAL CO
(508) 788-9545
279 Water St
Framingham, MA
 
F & W Pest Control, Inc.
(877) 395-2005
357 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 
METRO WEST PEST CONTROL INC
(508) 872-7288
768 Waverly St
Framingham, MA
 
MD WEAVER CORP
(508) 647-0537
4 Mechanic St Ste 105
Natick, MA
 
BATTLELINE PEST MANAGEMENT
(508) 460-0333
73 Hunter Ave
Marlborough, MA
 
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
(508) 872-8089
PO Box 168
Framingham, MA
 
F & W PEST CONTROL INC
(508) 872-3256
357 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
 
INTEGRATED PEST CONTROL INC
(508) 653-0221
277 Bacon St
Natick, MA
 
A AARONSON PEST CONTROL
(508) 653-2460
60 N MAIN STREET APARTMENT 303
NATICK, MA
 
MARLBORO PEST CONTROL
(508) 485-3721
61 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough, 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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