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
 
PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL
(251) 990-8465
124 Nichols Ave
Fairhope, AL
 
B & W PEST CONTROL
(251) 626-0822
3263 DEMETROPOLIS RD SWT 3A
MOBILE, AL
 
COASTAL PEST CONTROL CO
(251) 968-7378
PO Box 645
Gulf Shores, AL
 
SHELBY COUNTY PEST CONTROL INC
(205) 663-7378
Drawer 910
Calera, AL
 
DEXTER ANTHONY
(205) 486-9363
1272 County Highway 147
Bear Creek, AL
 
JOHNSON PEST CONTROL LLC
(334) 257-4479
350 Forest Rd
Notasulga, AL
 
SULLIVAN TERMITE & PEST
(205) 871-8500
2711 Mamie L Foster
Birmingham, AL
 
TARGET PEST CONTROL
(205) 621-4746
239 1st St S
Alabaster, AL
 
DODSON PEST CONTROL
(251) 540-7162
PO Box 3622
Gulf Shores, 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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