Pest Control Parkersburg WV

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.

FOREST HILL ASSOCIATES
(304) 428-0057
RR 47
PARKERSBURG, WV
 
BUDGET TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(304) 485-2742
1907 PARKWOOD DR
PARKERSBURG, WV
 
C & C PEST CONTROL
(304) 863-9089
PO Box 3008
Parkersburg, WV
 
DODSON BROS.
(740) 992-6673
PO BOX 1022
PARKERSBURG, VA
 
LAMP PESTPROOF TERMITE & PEST
(304) 424-5267
PO Box 1684
Parkersburg, WV
 
DOCTOR BUG INC
(304) 428-1615
614 29th St
Parkersburg, WV
 
WILLIAM WHITE
(304) 863-9630
1907 Parkwood Dr
Parkersburg, WV
 
DODSON BROTHERS EXTERMINATING
(304) 233-3800
PO Box 1022
Parkersburg, WV
 
DODSON PET TERMITE CONTROL SVC
(304) 485-5931
PO Box 1022
Parkersburg, WV
 
EASTERN BURKHOLDER
(740) 423-6887
406 Main St
Belpre, 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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