Asked on Oct 20, 2017

Poison Ivy is the bane of my existence. I am highly allergic.

Anne WingateAmandaJanet Pizaro
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What is the quickest, safest way to eradicate it?

4 answers
  • Anne Wingate
    on Oct 20, 2017

    There isn't one unless you can borrow a couple of goats; they eat anything. Hire a professional to do it.
  • Amanda
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Hi Sue. The best way to get rid of it is to pull it out. Sprays can kill it but the oils will still be on the ground. I cover myself up well, wear gloves and have a garbage. Then I pull it out and dispose of the gloves along with the poison ivy. I put my clothes right into the wash and take a good shower. Make sure not to burn the poison ivy. You don't want to inhale it. Maybe you could hire a local landscaping company to do this for you. Just make sure they pull the plants out and not just kill them off.
  • Anne Wingate
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Amanda's answer would work for many people, but Sue is too allergic to risk it even with long sleeves and gloves.
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