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
 
BAT REMOVAL SPECIALIST
(608) 882-0745
433 S 1st St
Evansville, WI
 
BELOIT
(608) 365-9844
1649 CHARLES ST
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SEYBERT PEST CONTROL
(608) 356-9950
309 Oak St
Baraboo, WI
 
AAA PEST MANAGEMENT
(414) 744-4444
2407 S Wentworth Ave
Milwaukee, WI
 
B & H PEST CONTROL
(920) 487-2980
N9068 Ash Dr
Algoma, WI
 
SCHULZES PRO TEC PEST CONTROL SERVICES
(920) 452-3598
1709 N 11TH STREET
SHEBOYGAN, WI
 
A1 PEST CONTROL
(608) 781-1507
2548 Bainbridge St
La Crosse, WI
 
ZACK F GAUGUSH
(715) 343-1298
1359 Travis St
La Crosse, WI
 
PRISM SANITATION MANAGEMENT
(262) 631-4001
1326 Willow Rd
Sturtevant, 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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