Pest Control Sturgeon Bay WI

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.

PENINSULA PEST CONTROL
(920) 825-1199
S10396 State Highway 57
Brussels, WI
 
BUG BUSTERS/PEST CONTROL
(715) 454-6858
1312 S COUNTY RD I
WITTENBERG, WI
 
ABC PEST CONTROL
(715) 547-3098
4966 Heart Lake Rd
Conover, WI
 
TONN PEST CONTROL
(920) 326-3727
PO Box 759
Beaver Dam, WI
 
JUST PEST CONTROL
(262) 681-7945
3405 Lasalle St
Racine, WI
 
B & H PEST CONTROL
(920) 487-2980
N9068 Ash Dr
Algoma, WI
 
BMI PEST CONTROL LLC
(262) 253-1250
12900 Fond N 80 W
Menomonee Falls, WI
 
ABC PEST CONTROL
608-5571
840 NORMAN DR
STOUGHTON, WI
 
BRENT'S SPECTRUM PEST CONTROL
(262) 818-2534
4508 8TH AVE
RACINE, WI
 
JIMS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
(262) 569-1001
663 E JUNEAU AVENUE
OCONOMOWOC, WI
 

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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