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
 
KINCO PEST CONTROL INC
(256) 931-2120
1184 N Brindlee Mtn
Arab, AL
 
GRAY PEST CONTROL
(205) 324-6076
2214 3rd Ave N Ste 107
Birmingham, AL
 
DAVID CURTIS
(334) 808-1211
505 Barron Rd
Troy, AL
 
BUG CRUSHER PEST CONTROL
(251) 679-0598
PO Box 954
Saraland, AL
 
DEXTER ANTHONY
(205) 486-9363
1272 County Highway 147
Bear Creek, AL
 
KNOX PEST CONTROL
(334) 792-1030
206 W Troy St
Dothan, AL
 
B & B PEST CONTROL SERVICE
(205) 781-7905
1409 44th St N
Birmingham, AL
 
CRAIG THOMAS TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(845) 229-6833
Rr 9 Box G
Hyde Park, AL
 
TERMINATOR PEST CONTROL
(251) 660-9000
808 T Garden Rd
Theodore, 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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