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Getting Rid of Poison Ivy?

How can I kill poison ivy?

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June 24, 20190 found this helpful

Dissolve one cup salt in a gallon of water and add a tablespoon of dish soap . Spray this on the ivy. It must be repeated to keep the ivy under control, and it is all-natural.

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June 26, 20190 found this helpful

Poison Ivy can be dangerous in an area where people - especially children - are apt to walk or congregate at any time.
It is a perennial plant and will regrow from the roots every year so an area has to be rechecked often to be sure all of the plant has been killed.

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It can also be dangerous to just dump in a pile or burn so be sure to place all parts in a garbage bag and close tightly before hauling away.

There are several recommended 'natural' ways to kill poison ivy but chemicals are often recommended because they usually work faster and generally will kill more roots. You can use your own discretion as to what method you decide to use. Your decision may be based on where this bush is located and how large an area it covers.

Some excepts from 'experts' in information about this weed:

"Poison ivy is a perennial plant that grows back from the roots and often spreads by means of underground runners. Removing poison ivy completel if it is a vigorous stand--may take three or four tries."

"Make a mixture of 1 cup of salt, 1 gallon of vinegar and 8 drops of liquid dish soap. Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Allow it to cool, then add the liquid detergent and put the mixture in a spray bottle. You can spray the poison ivy or pour it directly on the plant. This will kill all vegetation, so be sure to only apply it to the poison ivy."

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I would suggest you read information on several sites as each one has different suggestions and vital information about this poisonous weed.

www.hgtv.com/.../poison-plants-identifying-poison...

www.farmersalmanac.com/getting-rid-of-poison-ivy-12278

www.thespruce.com/tips-for-removing-poison-ivy-safely...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIvcAihShuc

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June 26, 20190 found this helpful

cybergrannie gave the best insights on dealing with this scourge. If I may add a safety first thing for you....if you are at all sensitive to it, maybe find someone else to do the dirty work in this process. I have had two family members and a close friend end up in either the ER or the urgent care while trying to kill off poison ivy.

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All 3 are highly allergic and all three looked like they were going into a hazmat situation and yet they still had issues. Never burn it either...the fumes can cause terrible respiratory issues for those who are sensitive and even those who may not get skin issues, can have bad internal reactions.

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