Pest Control O Fallon IL

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.

ANDERSON PEST CONTROL
(618) 628-0666
922 Talon Dr
O Fallon, IL
 
BRADY PEST MANAGEMENT
(618) 235-1039
1803 N BELT E
BELLEVILLE, IL
 
GAERTNER TERMITE & PEST
(618) 235-0505
2001 W F St
Belleville, IL
 
GUARANTEE PEST CONTROL
(618) 235-2294
212 S 44th St
Belleville, IL
 
MCABE PEST CONTROL
(618) 537-2786
501 N Madison St
Lebanon, IL
 
ALLIED METRO EXTERMINATING
(618) 257-0835
17 Sarpy Rd Apt A
Belleville, IL
 
ATTACK A PEST
(618) 236-2222
1507 E BELLE AVENUE
BELLEVILLE, IL
 
WILSON INDUSTRIES INC
(314) 867-7378
5316 W Main St
Belleville, IL
 
ACME PEST & TERMITE CONTROL IN
(618) 344-0972
224 N High St
Belleville, IL
 
AMERICAN TERMITE & PEST
(618) 234-9000
815 S Belt W
Belleville, 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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