Pest Control Rutland VT

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.

VERMONT PEST CONTROL
(802) 747-1265
93 Grove St
Rutland, VT
 
SUPERIOR PEST CONTROL
(800) 339-1453
70 PARK COURT
RUTLAND, VT
 
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(802) 775-7567
200 Asa Bloomer Bldg
Rutland, VT
 
TRACKS & TRAILS
(802) 265-3225
634 Point Of Pines Rd
Castleton, VT
 
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(802) 247-6779
199 Town Farm Rd
Brandon, VT
 
BLUE RIDGE PEST CONTROL
(802) 948-2056
PO Box 433
Rutland, VT
 
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(802) 773-6458
131 S Main St
Rutland, VT
 
PEST CONTROL SERVICES CO
(802) 773-8088
93 Grove St
Rutland, VT
 
TERRYS PEST CONTROL
(800) 306-7278
STAGE ROAD
BENSON, VT
 
Pest Control
(802) 773-8088
93 Grove Street
Rutland, VT

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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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