Pest Control Pawtucket RI

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.

A & D Pest Control
(401) 726-8021
203 Concord Street
Pawtucket, RI

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(401) 726-8021
203 Concord St Unit 313
Pawtucket, RI
 
LEDDY PEST CONTROL INC
(401) 728-5420
148 BROOKDALE BOULEVARD
PAWTUCKET, RI
 
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(401) 274-0055
130 HAZARD AVENUE
PROVIDENCE, RI
 
GUARDIAN PEST CONTROL
(401) 434-7418
PO Box 4854
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A & D Professional Pest Elimination
(401) 726-8021
203 Concord Street, Suite 313
Pawtucket, RI

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(401) 727-2419
PO Box 2109
Pawtucket, RI
 
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(401) 658-5200
PO Box 7566
Cumberland, RI
 
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(401) 884-2885
240 HIGHLAND AVE
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(401) 461-0055
883 SMITHFIELD AVE
LINCOLN, RI
 
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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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