Asked on May 20, 2017

What's the best way to get rid (to destroy) of a huge poison ivy patch

Evelyn BrennanErinRobert Morrill
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  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 20, 2017

    When attempting to remove poison ivy make sure you wear a mask.Cut the vine down as low as you can ,make a hole by the root system and pour rock salt or spray the root system with Orthos Brush-b-gone
  • Mzo22418857
    on May 20, 2017

    Spray with any number of commercial products designed to kill vegetation like Roundup. There are also products designed especially for vines like poison ivy and poison oak. Any home store or hardware store will carry these. You can purchase some already mixed that you simply spray from the container or a concentrate that you mix yourself in a p;ump up type pressure sprayer. If not sure when you are at the store, just ask a clerk for help in selecting. Read and follow the label directions. Once dead, if you want to remove the vines, still be careful in pulling and touching the vines as they can still have the oils that cause the itching rash. Cover all exposed skin, Do not burn as the smoke can also carry the oils and affect you if inhaled.
  • Mzo22418857
    on May 20, 2017

    There are a number of commercial vegetation killers like Roundup that will kill it. There are also some products made specifically for vines like poison ivy and poison oak. These are available at any home and garden store. If you are not sure what to get at the store, ask any of the clerks. These work well but may take more than one spraying. You can get these ready to spray from a container or get a concentrate that you mix in a pump up pressure sprayer. The ready to spray are convenient but a little more expensive. If the patch is very large, say 100 square feet or more, mixing in a pump up sprayer may be the best for application to a large area. If you intend to remove the vines after they are dead, still protect any exposed skin as even dead vines can have the oils that cause the itching rash. Also do not burn the vines as the smoke can cause irritation to skin and if inhaled.
  • Robert Morrill
    on May 20, 2017

    Rent a goat....they one of a few animals that consume the plant and roots....and no harmful pesticides required

  • Erin
    on May 20, 2017

    Renting goats can be pricey but they WILL take it right to the roots AND you'll be able to rake it up, lay down some ground cloth then mulch and replant next year.
  • Evelyn Brennan
    on May 20, 2017

    Big box stores sell poison ivy killer and it works.
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