Pest Control Milton 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.

SHAMROCK PEST CONTROL CO
(617) 698-7378
PO Box 202
Milton, MA
 
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(617) 288-6624
79 BEAUMONT STREET
BOSTON, MA
 
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520 DUDLEY ST
ROXBURY, MA
 
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1476 RIVER STREET
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(617) 421-9662
101 Dorchester St
Quincy, MA
 
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(617) 773-3140
532 Adams St Ste 144
Milton, MA
 
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50 Harvard Ave
Hyde Park, MA
 
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7 A St Ste 3613118
Hyde Park, MA
 
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923b Washington St
Dorchester, MA
 
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(866) 228-7378
47 Brook Rd
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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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