Weed Control Services in El Paso

With the desert comes beautiful terrain, large cacti, glorious sunsets, and…weeds? If you take a drive around El Paso, even the most kempt yards can be seen with weeds peeping through the cracks. The desert, and El Paso in particular, is prone to weeds of all kinds—something that keeps your yard from looking its best. You know what else comes with weeds? Stickers. Nasty, pointed stickers that get trapped on your shoe and then your carpet and then your foot. Proper weed control from Brants Pest Control can prevent both weeds and their associated stickers. With us, your yard can be free from those pesky eyesores.

Weed Control Basics

To control weeds, we use a safe herbicide that kills the weeds but not the other plants in your yard or garden. An herbicide is a chemical solution that can be applied to weeds and problem areas to get rid of the ones that grow in or around your yard. There are two main kinds of herbicides; pre-emergent and post-emergent.

Pre-Emergent Herbicides

A pre-emergent herbicide is used before you start seeing signs of weeds. As a preventative measure, it starts protecting your yard and garden from weeds before pulling weedsthey start germinating. Pre-emergent herbicides go after any roots or root systems that may already be forming beneath the ground, killing them before they even break ground and preventing new root cells from materializing. Pre-emergent herbicides cannot kill any weed that is already in germination, only those that are newly forming. When applying pre-emergent herbicides, you’ll want to be sure it’s timed so that it happens before the germination of seasonal weeds, which includes both winter and summer weeds.

Once the weeds have germinated, you’ll want to use a post-emergent herbicide to get rid of them.

Post-Emergent Herbicides

Contrary to pre-emergent herbicides, post-emergent herbicides are added once you can see the weeds. Post-emergent herbicides come in two different formulas; contact herbicides and systemics. Contact herbicides are added to exposed parts of the weed, killing only those parts. While this may sound counterintuitive, for smaller weeds, killing the exposed part of the plant is typically enough to kill all of it. Systemics, on the other hand, are much more powerful and will flow from the exposed part of the plant down to its roots, killing the entire thing.

Handling Herbicides

While anyone can go buy an over the counter herbicide at the store, your best bet is to hire the pros to get the job done safely and effectively for you. If you’re in need of a yard fixer-upper, look no further than Brants Pest Control! We control pests of all kinds, including weeds, and are happy to help you!