Pest Control Rock Falls 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.

CROWN EXTERMINATORS
(815) 625-8604
306 Nd Ave
Rock Falls, IL
 
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(815) 379-9244
28749 850 East St
Walnut, IL
 
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(773) 625-8051
3332 N ORANGE AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL
 
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3824 W MADISON ST
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(847) 433-5995
637 Crofton Ave S
Highland Park, IL
 
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(815) 626-3998
901 W 11th St
Sterling, IL
 
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(877) 603-6964
1016 Ann Ave
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2328 Lexington Ln
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(630) 833-1515
19 W 050 N Ave
Lombard, IL
 
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(309) 828-7330
206 S Robinson St
Bloomington, IL
 
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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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