DIY Homemade Weed Killer (Also Good For Ants!) With Secret Ingredient

Today’s chemist solution is an easy homemade weed killer with a secret ingredient that may surprise you! I have been testing out this homemade weed killer for awhile now and I am so impressed with how well it works. I wanted to create something that was easy to put together, but also fast acting! Weed killer from the store can be expensive, not to mention it is full of so many harmful chemicals. I hate spraying that stuff around my house with Ruger around. He always gets curious and sniffs everything! The secret ingredient in this really makes it work fast! In fact, I applied this again a few days ago and shortly after it rained! I was afraid it would wash away the spray, but it had already starting working.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup regular table salt
  • 2 tsp blue dawn dish soap (works best, but can use others)
  • 3 tsp liquid arthritis rub (seriously!!! Make to sure to read why here )

Directions:

In a spray bottle, add the salt, dish soap, vinegar and capsicum type rub (found in grocery stores for only a few dollars, see picture below). Shake it up until well mixed. Apply directly to the leaves of the weed. It starts working almost immediately, by 24 hours the weed is almost completely gone. It will continue to die and wither away! **This is not recommended on weeds in grass, it can harm grass. Always make sure to spray the leaves of the weed directly, it should never actually touch soil. Use with caution around flower beds, if you get water that washes downhill, try not to spray weeds uphill from flowers in case it rolls down. Also, this is a very diluted saline solution, it doesn't harm animals or leaves lasting effects on soil (it shouldn't need to be sprayed on soil).

About Chemistry Behind This Solution: There are so many awesome things going on in this solution! Chemically, vinegar (acetic acid) is a strong acid which has the ability to kill or burn the leaves of weeds. Add in the salt (sodium chloride) which catalyzes the reaction of the vinegar. The dish soap has always been a great weed killer. It creates a nice spray too. Lastly, the secret ingredient: arthritis rub which contains capsicum (from peppers) and methyl salicylate (from wintergreen). What does capsicum and methyl salicylate do? Full details plus many important tips on use here. Make sure to check the blog post below to read our list of FAQs :)

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  • M.N. Bushman M.N. Bushman on Sep 07, 2016
    Does this leave a harmful residue in the soil? I see your example was a weed in a space between concrete pads, but could I safely spray a large area of weeds, so I could make a flower bed later?
    • I use this in flower beds too. The main picture with the weeds is part of a large bed I have. Weeds pop up in the mulch. The important thing is to only spray the leaves of the weed. It shouldn't touch the soil or leave anything that lasts. Chemically this is a very mild solution. It is a gentler way of killing weeds va roundup (better for soil too) If I am using this for a new bed that needs to be cleaned, I always go back and till a little then add some healthy garden soil for optimum growth.
    • M.N. Bushman M.N. Bushman on Sep 07, 2016
      Thank you.
  • Joann Marie Pochinski Joann Marie Pochinski on Sep 07, 2016
    Is this harmless for Pets. That walk in yard????
    • This doesn't harm pets. It's incredibly diluted and I use it for ants where my bulldog wil be walking. Much safer than poison. For weeds, make sure to not use this directly in yard so it doesn't kill any good grass
  • Jes4511598 Jes4511598 on Sep 09, 2016
    Could you please tell me what's the UK equivalent of Dawn dish soap? While I can buy Dawn from Amazon it is really expensive. Thank you Jessie Scotland
    • C C on Sep 09, 2016
      Jessie, Any dishwashing detergent/liquid soap. Unless there is some other chemistry reason, the detergent acts as a wetting agent, to prevent the solution from running off the plant straight away. That gives the other chemicals time to react with the plant. You really should only need a couple of drops of detergent/soap to achieve the effect needed.
    • The above answer is correct, except blue dawns chemical formula is stronger and more effective than most dish soap. Just buy a good quality brand that you typically use and it will also work just as well :)
    • Allisan.st-clair-pedroza Allisan.st-clair-pedroza on Sep 09, 2016
      Hi Jessie, Fairy washing up liquid is our equivalent, the original green one, not the new ones that are coloured. Hope that helps.
    • Jes4511598 Jes4511598 on Sep 09, 2016
      Thank you all xx
  • Carrie Carrie on Sep 09, 2016
    Hi. Can I use chilli powder and menthol crystals (dissolved in a little water) instead? I have both already and so could make some up straight away. Thanks.
  • Eileen Perkes Eileen Perkes on Sep 09, 2016
    I have never seen liquid arthritis rub in u.k. Is there a substitute I can use
    • Anytime of liquid heat rub should have these ingredients in it. You can go to my blog post and I share with you more details on what to look for. Capsicum is found in many things around the first aid section for joint, muscle, or pain rubs.
    • Lauren Culbert Lauren Culbert on Sep 09, 2016
      You can buy capsicum and wintergreen online.
  • Hardeesh Bhamra Hardeesh Bhamra on Sep 09, 2016
    Will this get rid of ivy as well?
  • Kathy R Kathy R on Sep 09, 2016
    Do you have any homemade solutions for killing spiders? Thank you
    • CountrylovingalUK CountrylovingalUK on Sep 09, 2016
      Maybe just the old idea od popping a glass over it, slide a piece of paper underneath, then you can carefully lift it up and transport the little critter outside from whence it came!!
    • I don't have anything specific for spiders although we have used this a few times to deter spiders in the house.
  • Avg986156 Avg986156 on Sep 09, 2016
    What did you do with the dish soap. You did not mention it in instruction.
  • Marjorie Anderson Marjorie Anderson on Sep 09, 2016
    my lawn is almost all brown no grass. Help!
    • Nov7860943 Nov7860943 on Sep 09, 2016
      Not sure which region you are in. I am in Michigan where the lawns have been hit by major drought distress due to the high heat. In addition, now is the time for grubs to hatch. If there's an infestation in areas you will see grass dying in those areas. You can dig down to find them if there. If no grubs found then I would say someone's been lacking in the watering department this summer. My suggestion to you is to get those areas reseeded asap. This is the optimal time.
    • Beverly Beamon Beverly Beamon on Sep 09, 2016
      You are probably doing what I did for many years. You are cutting your grass too short. Water it let it grow raise up your deck on your mower and see if that does not improve you grass. This works in Virginia.
    • We have brown grass each summer in Texas with 100 degree weather and drought. The best solution for us has been to reseed and fertilize in spring. It takes slow, deep watering to keep it green in the heat too.
    • Sga9569690 Sga9569690 on Sep 09, 2016
      In Illinois, can you try Beverly Beamon ,idea about the mowing.My neighbor has done his like she said and his lawn has gone from Brown sports to all nice green Lawn
  • Kat Kat on Sep 09, 2016
    HELP! do you have a recipe for indoor gnats/drain flies, whatever those aggravating things are - they get in everything!!! tried the vinegar/soap in a bowl, not much good; hot water; hanging fly strips (catches lots but not enough). They are driving us NUTS! we have cleaned, removed, take leftovers out to the woods, nothings working....they're even in the commodes (and I'm a spotless, finatic housekeeper). ANYTHING???
    • Noodle Noodle on Sep 09, 2016
      Do you have plants in your house? Gnats love over-watered plants or any standing water.
    • Nancy Windatt Nancy Windatt on Sep 09, 2016
      Try half lemon in oven overnight - in morning close oven door and turn on oven to 400 or higher!!
    • Nancy Windatt Nancy Windatt on Sep 09, 2016
      Try half lemon in oven overnight - in morning close oven door and turn on oven to 400 or higher!!
    • Angie Hanes Angie Hanes on Sep 09, 2016
      I just 'fixed' this problem at my grandmas house!!! I cleaned out ALL of the drains with baking soda and vinegar!! (Sinks, tubs, dishwasher, utility sink, floor drains) I also placed all FRUIT in the refrigerator (even bananas)!!! You can also make a spray using a few drops of peppermint oil, witch hazel 2oz, & water 2oz to spray around drains after you have cleared them out! * most insects do not like peppermint, including ants, gnats, mosquitos! Good luck 😊
    • Beverly Beamon Beverly Beamon on Sep 09, 2016
      Get a small bottle pour some sweet wine in it. sit it in an y area where the gnats are, they will go in and get drunk and die. Once in the bottle they can not get out. This always works for me. This is the time of year they are really bad.
    • Patti Leary Patti Leary on Sep 09, 2016
      For the drain flies, pour bleach down the floor drain. Got that tip from an exterminator and it works.
    • Mik10990695 Mik10990695 on Sep 09, 2016
      drain flies pour boiling water down the drain
    • Beatrice Tangeman Beatrice Tangeman on Sep 09, 2016
      Grind ice in disposal.
    • Kathy Haines Cramer Kathy Haines Cramer on Sep 09, 2016
      Ditto on the indoor plants. They lay their eggs on the soil too. So every other day, go disturb the top of the soil. I left my wine glass behind my sink. I put just a drop of water in it so the tiny bit of wine wouldn't dry. Got up the next morning, and it had a LOT of dead flies in it. lol. Also, buy a fly trap. They work, or search online on how to make some with a plastic water bottle. It's easy. And you don't really need to put soap in it. And do put the vinegar/ soda, or boiling water down your drains. Also, when I had an ice dispenser on the front of the fridge, I found that those pesky things liked the area below the spout. Look at these. I have one that is similar to the first one. I used a command hook to hang it on the side of a cabinet by my sink. .... https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=glass+fly+traps+for+indoors&id=C5DCD82B9D9D1AF5A5DFA87F34B91C3BF2B1C8F1&FORM=IQFRBA
    • These are all great answers and solutions :)
    • Kat Kat on Sep 09, 2016
      thanks to all of you!! I have tried the hot water, vinegar. right now all houseplants are outside..will be bringing in soon but will put sand on top of soil first. have used bleach, not working. keep'em coming...I'll try them all! thanks again!
  • VBlake650 VBlake650 on Sep 09, 2016
    Does this work on crabgrass?
  • Joa10750745 Joa10750745 on Sep 09, 2016
    What do you do for ants coming into the kitchen
    • Bla9472424 Bla9472424 on Sep 09, 2016
      Crazy ants are very fast and small. Home depot has something and it works. I tried homemade remedies but they didn't work
    • Mik10990695 Mik10990695 on Sep 09, 2016
      Use Terro at Lowes or home depot
    • Buck Buck on Sep 09, 2016
      My wife would prob see if they could cook.(break the tension lol)
    • Christine Dunn Christine Dunn on Sep 09, 2016
      Try cinnamon
    • Karen Karen on Sep 09, 2016
      Corn meal will kill ants! When they eat it , it makes them die.
    • Jonathan Jonathan on Sep 09, 2016
      Boric Acid is time tested -- $1. Squeeze liberally in every crevice, under sink..etc. (away from pets). Keep it there all year. No more ants, bugs, roaches or anything that crawls. Gone forever....
    • Sprinkle borax on them or use this spray! I actually use this one ants that came into our bathroom. I also used this to deter them from coming back in the same entrance.
    • Nancy Nancy on Sep 09, 2016
      Small an't baits placed under appliances and window sill stopped all ants coming into my kitchem. They were really bad? Just placed where pets can't get it
  • Pat Pat on Sep 09, 2016
    Will this weed killer be harmful to plants? My flower beds are full of small weeds that are impossible to pull...could I use this if I am careful to stay away from the plants?
    • Rhea Warin Rhea Warin on Sep 09, 2016
      Only if you are really careful. It does spread on the soils.
    • You can try it out carefully. It is important to only spray the leaves of weeds, but make sure to not get over spray on flowers. Also, if you get run off in flower beds from rain or watering, I wouldn't use it there.
  • Ratna Niranjan Ratna Niranjan on Sep 09, 2016
    does this kill ivy?
    • E E on Sep 09, 2016
      It should kill any plant the salt and the vinegar alone will do that- the little bit of soap helps it stick to the weeds- the capsicum is not really needed.
    • E E on Sep 09, 2016
      It should kill any plant the salt and the vinegar alone will do that- the little bit of soap helps it stick to the weeds- the capsicum is not really needed.
    • This won't work with poison ivy, but weed like ivy it can usually work on.
    • Capsicum helps catalyze this reaction especially in shaded areas that don't get much sunlight. Sunlight on hot days typically enhances a salt/vinegar solution.
    • Stephanie Stephanie on Sep 09, 2016
      I've used the vinegar, salt, dish soap version for poison ivy and had to re-apply several times (maybe 4 times over a month and a half) but it got the job done! This solution works more efficiently if the plant is in direct sunlight. I use just white vinegar for the weeds growing in my driveway cracks. Works faster than Roundup and is not poisoning the earth.
    • Diane Diane on Sep 09, 2016
      I have a large gravel driveway and keeping the weeds and grass out is ruining my summer any suggestions to stop the weeds for the summer.
  • Deb Deb on Sep 09, 2016
    Is this solution harmful to pets who might brush up against or walk on treated weeds?
  • Sheila Batye Sanford Sheila Batye Sanford on Sep 09, 2016
    How long does the "killing" action last? Does it have to be reapplied often?
    • The weeds shown in the picture only were sprayed once. Most weeds only need one application of this.
    • E E on Sep 09, 2016
      If given s really good spraying so that the solution soaks the roots once should do it but reapply as needed
  • KayHomeTalk KayHomeTalk on Sep 09, 2016
    Wouldn't hot sauce like tabasco work too?
  • Susan wilson Susan wilson on Sep 09, 2016
    Why should it not touch the soil.
    • It can harm other plants that may be growing. It works best directly on the leaves of weeds.
    • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Sep 10, 2016
      The best method for feed or any boost to plants,you always spray on leaves,i am no scientist but it has to do with light ,photosensises.
    • Dottiewilkie Dottiewilkie on Sep 10, 2016
      Using salt kind of iffy, remember they used to salt the earth after attacking a village to render the soil itself unfit for future growth. Follow instruction very carefully!
  • Joyce Joyce on Sep 09, 2016
    You are wrong about the Dawn dish soap. Dish soap WILL kill insects such as aphids but in your weed spray it is there as a surfactant. It allows whatever you add it to, to enter the plant easier, therefore making it more effective. Especially on fuzzy or waxy leaf plants. And it should kill all grasses, not just part of them.
    • Yes, that is why I said this solution also kills ants, etc. I am not sure if this comment was for me or not. Vinegar on it's own can too due to the high acidity.
    • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Sep 09, 2016
      A farmer friend mixed what she called a 'sticker' (dish soap) to whatever liquid weed killer she was using. She said they call sticker because it would help the chemicals stick to the plant longer. Has anyone else heard it called this?
    • Linda Linda on Sep 09, 2016
      Boiling water kills weeds and bugs, even termites. ...friend of mine works for Orkin, told me this. Cheapest of cheap...
    • Mrc10096201 Mrc10096201 on Sep 09, 2016
      Kudos Linda !!!
    • Eve Eve on Sep 09, 2016
      Instead of the "rub" you can get the same pepper effects from hot sauce, and they have it at the dollar store!
    • Hi Eve, chemically the hot sauce won't have the same effects (we've tested it), but this solution can still work, just not has quick.
    • Andrey Andrey on Sep 10, 2016
      The ideal is to kill the roots, not just destroy the leaves. Does this do that ? Hot water probably not.
    • Donna Robbins Donna Robbins on Sep 10, 2016
      Via internet this summer. Try mixing each BLUE colored mouthwash, EPSOM SALT, and old or stale beer. Put into a large container with pumper spray , (acts like repellant.) is: one that sprays trees or shrubs. Mix it well and spray surrounding house outside, and perimeter of yard. The mint smell from mouthwash keeps bugs away from eating plants but doesn't hurt plants . Kept the mosquitoes away ! It acts like repellant. Not toxic to humans or animals I believe. Internet may have other recipes.
    • Sonia Burrows Sonia Burrows on Sep 18, 2016
      Right on Linda. After reading that one can't use it in grass on in flower beds my first thought was, why not just use boiling water?
  • Will it work on small bushes that were cut down, trying to kill roots?
  • Ilse Oosthuizen Ilse Oosthuizen on Sep 10, 2016
    Can meth spirits be used instead of arthritis mixture
    • Those are usually made with alcohol, so it won't have the same effect as capsicum or methyl salicylate which is found in the arthritis rub. You can try the solution with the arthritis rub. It will work, but not as quick.
  • Lionnessone Lionnessone on Sep 10, 2016
    I live in Canada and I've used this solution using pickling vinagar minus the arthritis rub ( which I never heard of using before), this solution used for weeds didn't work permanently. I found I was repeating this several times a week for the whole summer with no results. Then next spring there were more weeds than I care for. I'm praying adding the arthritis rub to last years solution (weed killer) which by the way I will make a new batch, works right to the root and destroy... Fingers crossed !
    • I have never had any weeds come back with this solution. In fact, most of those small weeds in the cracks of concrete almost disappear after applying this! I don't usually need to pull them up either. Make sure to apply it when it won't been raining the next few days so it can soak into the weed :)
    • Lionnessone Lionnessone on Sep 11, 2016
      I've only used it on hot dry days. My husband and I are going to try this remady. He was wondering if picking vinegar will work or just the distilled.
    • Any vinegar should work, but distilled is best due to the right acid percentage.
  • Nan1396848 Nan1396848 on Sep 11, 2016
    will it kill ivory
  • Patricia Downs Patricia Downs on Sep 11, 2016
    Will this weed killer work on poison sumac bushes?
  • Deborah Graves Deborah Graves on Sep 13, 2016
    I live in Ontario and so far have not been able to obtain Dr. Fred's Arthritis Rub. What can be used in its place that I can get in Ontario.
    • Any product that is made for muscles and joints typically contains capsicum. I share a little more details on what to buy on the blog post, but just look through the first aid, muscle section and see what may be similar in ingredients. Last resort is to make some cayenne pepper spray to add in. That won't work as quick, but will help.
    • KayHomeTalk KayHomeTalk on Oct 13, 2016
      Where you able to find anything, Deborah Graves?
  • DJ DJ on Sep 14, 2016
    Do you know if this mixture will work on trumpet vine?
    • I have never tried it on trumpet vine, but it should work in larger portions.
    • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Sep 24, 2016
      I had a trumpet vine, and even tho' it had beautiful orange flowers it was a menace - growing and growing, and the tendrils going everywhere. Tried to dig it out, no good. Got some blackberry poison from the hardware shop. It took several goes, but it finally worked. It has started growing again, so I hit it with my special weed killer. Mind you nothing will grow in that soil for ages after the spray; the mixture is bindii eye poison (tiny little weeds in the lawn with a nasty thorn), and glyphosate (a common ingredient in weed killing products)- couple of glugs of each, plus a squirt of liquid dishwashing detergent and then top up with water (size of the squeeze bottle is about about 900ml) . And squirt away. It's much easier than spraying, as with spraying the spray can get blown everywhere. Just be careful where you use it. Weeds dead next day. I mainly use for weeds in the crevices between pavers.
  • Teresa Davis Teresa Davis on Sep 16, 2016
    Why not just dissolve aspirin ( salisylic acid) into the vinegar and salt. Add dawn (degreaser) and then add chili oil? The oil would help it to stick and be a little water repellent. Ants will burn too .
    • The chili oil can definitely work too. Aspirin isn't necessary for this treatment. It actually works without capsicum, but it does enhance how fast it works on the weeds. You can see more about that in the FAQs from readers.
    • Teresa Davis Teresa Davis on Sep 18, 2016
      My chemistry is rusty. Was thinking salisylic acid with the aspirin. Since that is what aspirin. I guess the menthyl salicylate is different. I know the chili oil works though and probably less costly than the rub. Also that you would need less of the oil since it is full strength
    • Yes it is different . The rub is about 1.00 so very cheap option, but anything you have on hand would work good too! :)
  • Carmelita Carmelita on Oct 12, 2016
    Will this kill mint?
  • Arlene Arlene on Nov 07, 2016
    Will this mixture kill Kudzu
  • Arlene Ellerbrock Arlene Ellerbrock on Dec 02, 2016
    Since I have NO chemistry background, and don't recognize that 'arthritis rub' pictures, what, exactly, is the rub? Would the use of cayenne pepper in this mixture work?
    • You can click the link to the blogpost and we have all the details listed on the chemicals in arthritis rub, how it works, and any substitutes :) cayenne pepper is a possible option, but isn't as strong.
  • Lisa Morrison Chickering Lisa Morrison Chickering on Aug 30, 2017
    If for some reason the solution gets near my hosta, will they be okay? I have a few dandelions popping up under the mulch, I usually just go pull them since the mulch is thick, but to spray them is always easier on the older joints ;)
  • Dianne Lawson Dianne Lawson on Aug 30, 2017
    what can I clean my headlights with
  • Tulsa Gwamah Tulsa Gwamah on Aug 30, 2017
    I have a viney weed that gets in my rose bushes, wisteria and anything else that it can climb on. Since it is not an isolated weed what would be the best way to spray the leaves? It also has a very extensive root system and is popping up in my yard as well as every where else it can get a good hold on.
    • It's hard to kill the weeds that are mixed in with others This weed killer is best for things that aren't mixed in with anything less since it is potent. I use an organic weed killer for other things I buy at my local nursery for things like that
  • Fanny Fanny on May 31, 2018

    Will this kill Johnson Grass?

  • Harolyn Howard Harolyn Howard on May 31, 2018

    Will this formula kill weeds and grass and prevent their turn? I want a natural spray to use along fence lines that will kill growth permanently without harming wild life. Also want large areas in yard cleared for mulch and gravel as part of lanfscaping.

    • It does kill both weeds and grass. I’ve used it on local grasses in sidewalks and rocks. It lasts for awhile, but would need to be reapplied like store-bought solutions

  • Merrelljoyce Merrelljoyce on Jun 04, 2018

    Does Dr. Fred’s Green, Wintergreen type work?

  • Debi Debi on Jun 07, 2018

    Please can you answer the question about it killing grass

  • Rick Rick on Jun 08, 2018

    I SEEM TO HAVE AN ANT PROBLEM. NOT JUST HERE AND THERE, BUT IN THE FLOWER BEDS, AND IN THE LAWN. I'M NOT TALKING A FEW LITTLE ANT HILLS, I'M TALKING IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE AN ANT FARM. I'VE TRIED ANT STAKES,BUTTONS, SPRAYS EVEN DIATAMATIOUS EARTH. STILL ANTS ARE EVERYWHERE! IS THERE ANYTHING OUT THERE {W/OUT CALLING AN EXTERMINATOR} TO RID MY PROPERTY OF THESE INVADERS?

  • Joy14039650 Joy14039650 on Jun 08, 2018

    Does it kill poison ivy?

  • Valawoosie Valawoosie on Jun 08, 2018

    Is cayenne a reasonable substitution for the Capsicum? Or can I need to buy the arthritis rub for other properties found in the product?

  • San14989215 San14989215 on Jun 08, 2018

    would it kill gout weed

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jun 08, 2018

    On your site you say to get it on leaves that vinegar has high acidity and kills them especially since weeds do not have deep roots. Have you ever dug out a dandelion? It has a very deep root it's like an iceberg. What you see on top is nothing compared to its root. So my question is this how do we kill the root?

    • Lorraine Lorraine on Jun 08, 2018

      you pull it and make tea for your liver....

    • Plants draw in nutrients from their leaves and stems. This works by not only dehydrating the plant so it no longer has water to survive, but also drawing in the solution which kills the root. The weed eventually withers and dies, including the root :) for very largest weeds like bushes or ivy, it takes a few treatments

    • Barb Barb on Jun 08, 2018

      I just use vinegar in a spray bottle for my sidewalk . Spray it on in the sun and the next day all the little weeds have already turn brown and dry.I sweep them away . It doesn't harm the grass on the sides of the walk way either .


      I Have used dish soap and water with a bit of Hot sauce in it on the ground around my planters and plants to keep bugs and animals away from my plants .But that has to be put down every few days .Not putting it on the plants

      Not a good Idea to spray on the plants themselves I don't thin I have not done that to find out but it did work keeping a rabbit away from my plants for a few days .

    • Alice Alice on Jun 08, 2018

      Salt is a highly effective way to kill dandelions and keep them from coming back.


    • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jun 08, 2018

      Thanks,it's good to know I can sink the Titanic!

  • Jolynngates Jolynngates on Jun 08, 2018

    If I spray this on weeds growing around a tree, will it harm the tree?

  • Ron32161664 Ron32161664 on Jun 08, 2018

    Does this kill bind weed? It is a surface root, like morning glory, runs long, if you duct or pull up part of the root, it responds with 2 new roots. Likes to strangle any plant near it. Aggh..

    • Randy Randy on Jun 08, 2018

      It will start to turn the part that is above ground brown, but the solution does not go down to the roots, because they are too deep. The only way to rid yourself of bindweed is the keep digging and carefully work the root to the surface. Makes sure there are no rootlets or pieces of leaves left. It is a long and tedious job, but truly the only way to get rid of the weed without using a chemical like Roundup.

    • It can work after multiple treatments, but it is hard to kill those type of root systems. It is worth a try though!

  • Ron32161664 Ron32161664 on Jun 08, 2018

    Also, if I use 30% citric acid vinegar, can I reduce the amount of viniger used in your reciepe ? Thanks

  • Debbie Fite Debbie Fite on Jun 08, 2018

    Will this kill poison ivy?

    • Randy Randy on Jun 08, 2018

      No, it will not kill poison ivy because of the oils in the plant. This too has to be pulled out. My husband put a plastic bag over his hand and arm and pulled the ivy out. Then he pulled the ivy into the bag and put it in the trash.

    • It will kill small bunches of poison ivy, but not the large established ones.

  • Sue Berenson Sue Berenson on Jun 09, 2018

    What kills poison ivy

  • Bev Crow Kapocius Bev Crow Kapocius on Jun 11, 2018

    I have weeds in and around my hybrid lilies. What can I use to kill the weeds without harming my lilies?

  • San15691578 San15691578 on Jun 12, 2018

    Why can't I print this?

  • Kyb5723671 Kyb5723671 on Jun 17, 2018

    Will this kill grass?

  • Elaine Elaine on Jul 01, 2018

    To kill ants, do you spray them directly or can you spray an area where they crawl?

  • Helen Helen on May 22, 2021

    will this weed killer hurt the birds I will be spraying right under their feeder

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