Getting Rid of Poison Ivy

I have some areas of my garden and yard that are infested with poison ivy. Any suggestions on how to safely get rid of it?

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May 22, 20150 found this helpful

Whatever you do, do not burn it. Do you live in the country? If you do ask to borrow someones goat [not a joke]. Golf courses bring goats onto the course to eat the grass and the poison ivy. The goats like poison ivy and it does not make them sick either!

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April 15, 20160 found this helpful

Honestly I've found that you have to suit up use protective clothing and let no part of the plant touch your skin, to get rid of it is truly affective to pull up the weeds gently , as you do not want the oils to be air born, get the root and all, it is best to do this after a good rain as the ground is soft, put the plant in a large plastic bag, try not to leave any vines in the ground, if the vine is growing up a tree ot pole, or house, take sheers and cut the vine down from the ground, the vine will die out , yet it is still contaminated so be sure and protect your skin, it makes it easier to pull the vine when it dies, I have moved and this home has ivy everywhere, as the privious owner didnt do anything to the yard, so i'l suit up and my husband helps me tape my gloves and pants to me so as not to leave any gaps, i them wear a large apron and eye wear, i avoid wiping my sweat as my clothes are covered in oils, it takes a little patienents, youll want to remove everything you wore and wash up with a antibactirial soap, as long as the oils dont get on you it works, after you remove the ivy and roots, cover the area with news paper and plastic or something to kill the sunlight, and the ivy should not grow back, i know it's alot, but i've had sucess, and i keep my budget , some pestisides take weeks to kill the plant and you have to remove it anyway

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