Pest Control Mobile 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.

PEST CONSULTANTS INC
(251) 341-1097
PO Box 70031
Mobile, AL
 
REISERS PEST CONTROL
(251) 473-7762
2724 Moot Ave
Mobile, AL
 
B & W PEST CONTROL CO
(251) 661-9364
PO Box 9948
Mobile, AL
 
WILSON & SONS EXTERMINATING CO
(251) 479-2847
PO Box 9035
Mobile, AL
 
SWAT PEST CONTROL
(251) 476-6602
PO Box 9995
Mobile, AL
 
BAMA PEST CONTROL INC
(251) 478-7015
PO Box 1343
Mobile, AL
 
TERMINATOR PEST CONTROL
(251) 478-7817
2466 COMMERCIAL PARK DRIVE
MOBILE, AL
 
BUGMASTER EXTERMINATORS INC
(251) 666-4402
PO Box 9115
Mobile, AL
 
COOKS PEST CONTROL INC
(251) 665-7378
PO Box 91750
Mobile, AL
 
FIREMAN PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(251) 482-8161
18 COUNTY ROAD 5
MOBILE, 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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