Pest Control Hagerstown MD

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.

CRITTER CONTROL
(301) 790-1322
181 S PROSPECT STREET APARTMENT 2
HAGERSTOWN, MD
 
INTERSTATE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(301) 733-0442
PO BOX 8
HAGERSTOWN, MD
 
ROBERT PEST CONTROL
(301) 797-2884
10218 Stagecoach Dr
Hagerstown, MD
 
ADVANCED PEST CONTROL
(301) 797-7333
120 E Antietam St
Hagerstown, MD
 
QUALITY PEST CONTROL
(240) 420-2973
11 W Wilson Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
 
VALLEY PEST CONTROL INC
(301) 797-2415
930 Eldridge Dr Ste B
Hagerstown, MD
 
VALLEY PEST TERMITE CONTROL
(301) 416-8229
930 Eldridge Dr Ste B
Hagerstown, MD
 
PIED PIPER PEST CONTROL INC
(301) 791-6950
20 Hump Rd
Hagerstown, MD
 
X-TERMINATOR TERMITE PEST
(301) 791-5888
63 Devonshire Rd
Hagerstown, MD
 
PEST PROS
(301) 791-6970
120 W Antietam St
Hagerstown, MD
 

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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