I search of a pet safe chemical Non Toxic Weed Killer or can I use a weed burner torch ?

Asked February 6, 2017, 4:53 PM EST

I just bought a home that has a ton of the weed called bittercress everywhere. I also have dog that is in the area everyday. Would a weed burner torch like the Red Dragon VT 2-23 C Weed Dragon 100,000-BTU Propane Vapor Torch Kit also kill the "tap root" if I used it in the next 2 weeks? The weed now has leaves but no flowers or seed pods. Post emerging.

Montgomery County Maryland hairy bittercress lawn weed

1 Response

We do not have research on this flame weeder. In general, organic controls are not comparable to herbicides. All you can do is experiment. It is possible you may have to use the weeder twice. You can also handpull. Remove before it sets seed.
See our website for more information on control http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/hairy-bittercress