HELP!! poison ivy, oak and sumac plants!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    All over in a tight area around a fence that we need to work in. What do you guys recommend to kill this stuff ahead of time?
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Actually, "killing it" isn't the end of the problem. The toxins can remain for something like a year on a dead plant.

    And if you DO try to "kill it with fire", don't breathe the smoke - you'll get poison ivy blisters in your lungs.

    Good freakin' luck. I just say "Thanks, but no thanks".
    I get it bad. Not worth it to me.
  3. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I heard of a poison foam to spray on everything, anyone hear of that?
  4. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Brush killer.
  5. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    We usually just use glysophate (active ingredient in round up). I will usually go and spray it once and then go back to spray a second time in three days. After another three days I'll go back and cut the stems with a pair of cheap pruners. Once they are dried out I pull it all out. I am severely allergic to poison ivy, I blister like most people do where the poison ivy oils get on my skin, but I will get the rash over a good 90-95% of my skin even when I only get the oils on a small portion of my leg. When ever I touch poison ivy I immediately clean the area and my hands with Technu, it removes the oils from your skin.
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,648

    Don't know if your supposed to do this but use double the amount of glysophate mixed with double the amound of 2 4 D and spray it real good, wait 4 days and spray it real good again.
  7. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    I use 41% gly with a cotton ball and dab it on the leaves.

    Seems most time we find it, its growing in ground covers.
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  8. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Find someone that isn't allergic and pay them well to clear the area.
  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Friggin' A.

  10. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I used to be that guy until I was overdoesed with the stuff one time and then became susceptible... I cleared a large section of riverbank with a corn knife one afternoon... chopped it to bits as if clearing a jungle pathway... :)

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