Poison ivy and poison oak spread by seed and by their vigorous root systems. They arrive in your yard by birds eating the berries and depositing the seeds, and, less frequently, in loads of mulch. If you have wooded or neglected areas surrounding your property, you probably have poison ivy as a neighbor, and given time, it will creep into your yard. Here are 5 ways to beat this foe into submission:
How To Kill Poison Ivy and Remove It As Well As Prevent Regrowth - Dead plants and vines can still cause an allergic reaction up to two years later. The roots of the plant are over 1,000 times more toxic than the leaves and vine. The entire poison ivy plant is toxic.
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Information Center I actually heard about the baking soda and vinegar treatment on CSI this morning - had to google it, then had to pin so I'd have some ammunition for the next time I get this evil stuff!
Poison Ivy (and other) Vegetation Killer 1 cup salt 8 drops liquid detergent 1 gallon vinegar Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Cool the vinegar, add the detergent, and pour some of the liquid into a large spray bottle. Spray the vegetation. (You can also just pour the mixture onto the weeds.)
3 cups vinegar 1/2 cup salt 1 tablespoon liquid detergent or soap(I use Dawn) for stick-to-itiveness. Mix vinegar and salt until the salt is completely dissolved. Stir in liquid detergent, and pour into a sprayer. Spray onto the green growing leaves of the plants. Wait a week, then repeat on any survivors. Best time to apply: during a dry spell. Do not spray on plants you want to keep.