Pest Control Sumner WA

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.

BUGMAN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(253) 891-8141
7310 State Route 162 E
Sumner, WA
 
WHITWORTH PEST SOLUTIONS
(253) 845-1818
2533 INTER AVENUE
EDGEWOOD, WA
 
AFFORD IT PEST CONTROL SERVICE
(253) 845-9335
1108 SIXTH AVENUE SW
EDGEWOOD, WA
 
SOUND VARMINT CONTROL
(425) 241-4525
10611 Canyon Rd E Pmb 155
Puyallup, WA
 
BAILEY & SONS (& DAUGHTERS) SPRAY SERVICE
(253) 845-6488
5718 104TH STREET E
PUYALLUP, WA
 
BUG BUSTERS PEST CONTROL INC
(253) 840-9289
507 14TH STREET SE
EDGEWOOD, WA
 
ALPHA ECOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL
(253) 848-9790
1200 39TH AVENUE SE
PUYALLUP, WA
 
A SUPERIOR HOME & PEST
(253) 445-0695
11802 100th Avenue Ct E
Puyallup, WA
 
RID X TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(360) 893-5506
205 Callendar Ct Nw
Orting, WA
 
MOLE MAN
(253) 846-8220
PO Box 731085
Puyallup, WA
 

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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