Pest Control Haleyville AL

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.

S & V PEST CONTROL
(205) 486-1674
10427 Highway 34
Haleyville, AL
 
BUSH PEST CONTROL
(205) 699-9625
1222 Elizabeth St
Leeds, AL
 
CRITTER CONTROL
(914) 682-2224
104 Brook Highland Ln
Birmingham, AL
 
TRE-DON EXTERMINATORS
(256) 413-0094
376 Chrislyn Dr
Gadsden, AL
 
ALL STAR PEST CONTROL INC
(334) 692-3700
PO Box 1882
Dothan, AL
 
DEXTER ANTHONY
(205) 486-9363
1272 County Highway 147
Bear Creek, AL
 
SAND PEST MGMT
(256) 847-7400
7824 Mcclellan Blvd
Anniston, AL
 
ADVANCED PEST CONTROL OF ALABAMA
(256) 891-2687
1103 TERRY CIR
ALBERTVILLE, AL
 
COUNTY PEST CONTROL LLC
(256) 574-3427
3202 E Willow St
Scottsboro, AL
 
NORTH ALABAMA PEST CONTROL
(256) 757-1961
5511 County Road 63
Killen, AL
 

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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