Pest Control Marion OH

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.

TORCO TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(740) 389-5501
387 N MAIN ST
MARION, OH
 
LORDS TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(740) 725-9862
1568 Richland Rd
Marion, OH
 
SNYDER WILDLIFE PEST CONTROL
(740) 499-3711
20678 State Rt 37
La Rue, OH
 
ALL BUGS EXTERMINATORS
(330) 650-0717
6192 Stone Rd
Hudson, OH
 
BUG FREE PEST ELIMINATION
(937) 256-1114
2001 E 3rd St
Dayton, OH
 
GEORGE COLLMER
(740) 389-6872
3265 Richland Rd
Marion, OH
 
PAUL'S EXTERMINATING
(740) 383-4377
305 Bethlehem Rd W
Prospect, OH
 
INSPECT OHIO
(800) 347-5322
FULL Pest Control Service
ONE Call Inspection Company, OH
 
ALPHA PEST CONTROL
(216) 281-1251
3527 W 52nd St
Cleveland, OH
 
ACE EXTERMINATING CO
(513) 367-9844
10306 Campbell Rd
Harrison, OH
 

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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