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poison ivey

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by postman, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. postman

    postman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    whats the best way to get rid of poison ivey

    thanks for the help
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    LOL, just got back from the hospital. They gave me a creme and some pills to take for 8 days. I got it really bad this weekend.
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Couple of years ago I had it so bad I had to get a sot every 2 days for 5 weeks. Im highly alergic to it. If I get withing 10 yards of it I can actually "feel" it if that makes any since. My Dr. told me I had the worst reaction to it he has ever seen. Turned down a yard 3 weeks ago that had lots of it. I have some cream the pharmacy gave me to put on when I might come in contact with it that is supposed to keep it from attacking me but cant remember the name of it, will have to get the name of it, I try to avoid it if possible, bad stuff to me.

  4. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    See a doctor,

    A friend got it and was given a new sample of this foam spray that worked real good. The doc told her that creams aren't as effective unless they dry..hang in there.
  5. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Try Ivy Block it will help block the oils from penetrating your skin. Also Technu will clean any area that comes in contact with PO. The problem is sometimes you don't have to come in contact with the plant at all to get the blisters. My doctor gave me a steroid creme to put on my rash and it stopped it in 24hrs!! No Kidding!
  6. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    You got it in your blood stream. I did that once and it came close to killing me. I was 'blind' for a week with my eyes swollen shut.
  7. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    If you have poison ivy on you, get Zanfel from your local pharmacy, it works better then any product period!!!!

    If you have some in a lawn or on a tree you want to kill, triclopyr works well. It can be had in a variety of products for killing brush. A heavy dose of 24d will do the job as well. Roundup/glyphosate will work as well, but be careful where you go spraying the stuff.

  8. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    Shady brook
    Thank you for writing about Zanfel, I was trying everything that I have ever heard of, and nothing worked until I read your post and decided to give it a try also, 30 seconds after applying it to my self I felt like a new man. If anyone has poison ivy don't waste your money on any other product, it cost me $40 for a one once tube, but had I known what it would do I would pay double that amount.
  9. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Poison ivey doesnt bother me. I can rub it on my arms and legs and never get an itch. On thing that has helped my wife when she get on her is to take a bath with clorox in the bath water. She doesnt smell pretty afterwards but it helps keep her from breaking out all over the place. To kill it really fast where it grows use roundup mixed with diesel fuel. It will start turning brown just about over nite.
  10. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Calmine/Baking Soda wear long sleeves.

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