Pest Control Longmeadow MA

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.

PIONEER VALLEY EXTERMINATING
(413) 733-1220
931 Belmont Ave
Springfield, MA
 
REST IN PEACE PEST CONTROL INC
(413) 525-4227
71 Maple St
East Longmeadow, MA
 
FLORENCE CONSTRUCTION SERVICE
(413) 732-6673
200 Allen St
Springfield, MA
 
AFFORDABLE PEST CONTROL
(413) 734-1059
665 DICKINSON STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
KAY PEST MANAGEMENT
(413) 755-6165
1 Federal St Bldg 101
Springfield, MA
 
NEW ENGLAND TERMITE
(413) 543-1395
121 Mountainview Rd
East Longmeadow, MA
 
AMERICAN EXTERMINATING CO INC
(413) 567-0700
108 Bel Air Dr
Longmeadow, MA
 
ATLANTIC EXTERMINATING
(413) 747-5688
885 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA
 
ACE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(413) 733-4555
169 WILLIAM STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
AMERICAN PEST SOLUTIONS INC
(413) 584-9045
169 William St
Springfield, MA
 

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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