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Removel Of Poison Ivy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Hometown Lawn Care, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    How should I go about removing a poison ivy bush?

  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I'll tell you what I do. In my area, there are a lot of houses that back up to woods and as soon as they spot or get poision ivy from the yard -- they call a professional -- and I'm glad to help.

    I know poison ivy can be a bush or a vine -- but around here it always a vine. I cut it off about 6 inches from the ground and dispose of the remanants and then plaster the remaining part of the vine with undilluted Glyosophate using a foam paintbrush.

    As far as keeping yourself from breaking out in hives i use long sleeved clothes, gloves and a product called Ivy block. Then take a cold shower as soon as I get home. I've doen 1/2 dozen properties so far this year where I have had to remove quite a bit of poison ivy and I haven't had any reaction yet.

    Works for me.

    - jeff
  3. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

  4. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    awesome guys i love this, I very much appreciate your help.

    Thanks Tons,

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