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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.

PACIFIC PEST CONTROL INC
(503) 463-5969
5292 Newberg Dr N
Keizer, OR
 
OREGON WEST INSPECTION INC
(503) 292-4207
7075 Sw Gable Pkwy
Portland, OR
 
ALL SEASONS PEST CONTROL
(541) 779-7505
336 Andesite Dr
Jacksonville, OR
 
MOLE AND GOPHER TRAPPING ASSOCIATION
(503) 774-1674
6108 SE STEELE STREET
PORTLAND, OR
 
SUTERRA LLC
(541) 388-3688
213 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
SWANSON'S PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(541) 967-7435
PO Box 40728
Eugene, OR
 
JACKSON EXTERMINATORS
(503) 246-7402
10729 SW 62ND PLACE
PORTLAND, OR
 
COAST PEST CONTROL
(503) 738-7752
PO Box 834
Seaside, OR
 
BEAR CREEK PEST CONTROL
(503) 801-0362
19175 Highway 101 S
Cloverdale, OR
 
BULLSEYE PEST ELIMINATION
(503) 656-5295
PO BOX 2950
CLACKAMAS, OR
 

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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