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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.

AMPEST
(630) 961-1799
2774 Valley Forge Rd
Lisle, IL
 
THE BUG DOCTOR
(630) 241-4269
6787 RED WING DRIVE
WOODRIDGE, IL
 
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION TREATMENT
(630) 305-0127
2328 Lexington Ln
Naperville, IL
 
Animal Encounters Wildlife
(630) 355-4001
Naperville, IL
Alternate Phone Number
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SERVICEMASTER CO
(630) 663-2000
3250 Lacey Rd Ste 600
Downers Grove, IL
 
SIMMONS PEST CONTROL
(630) 960-2345
5404 BURR OAK ROAD
LISLE, IL
 
PRIVATE PEST CONTROL INC
(630) 985-5917
20w181 Spring Green Dr
Downers Grove, IL
 
B H ANIMAL & WILDLIFE CONTROL
(630) 816-9937
25w100 Jane Ave
Naperville, IL
 
PESTEX PEST CONTROL
(630) 322-9690
4026 Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, IL
 
D & H PEST CONTROL CO
(630) 357-7477
16 S Julian St
Naperville, IL
 

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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