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What's best way to get rid of the plant poison ivy? My son has a bunch in backyard of house he just bought. Thanks.

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Some people hire out their goats to clear properties of weeds. Goats will definitely eat poison ivy, although they will also eat the landscaping, so if he wants to keep anything leafy, goats wouldn't be an option.

A pair or so of goats could clear a backyard in an afternoon or two. And no chemicals left behind. :)

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Never thought of that. This is 1/3 acre so probably take more then two but I will let my son know. My granddaughter would get a kick watching them. So would her Grandma. Thanks.
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Wow that fast... I've got about a half acre I need cleared out. How long u think it would take one goat.
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One goat isn't a good idea. They're a herd animal, and can get a little spastic when alone. They'll spend more time finding a way out of the fence to find another goat than eating.

On a half acre it would take less than a week for sure, using just a pair. (I'm talking to clear brush that's difficult to walk through).

You'd want to give them a little grain in the morning and evening, just to make sure they get enough nutrients.

There are actual companies that will come and assess your property, set up orange temp fencing, deliver the goats in the am and pick them up in the evening. Smart cookies, they.
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Try soap and water mixed.

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need get rid of the plant its self. My son bought a house and moved in this weekend and discovered a bunch of poison ivy plants need to get rid of.
Thanks anyway. I'll keep that in mind just in case.
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That is what I was suggesting. Dump soap and water on it.
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Hahahahahaha
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Got it. Thanks for advice
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roundup spray weed killer

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Thanks. Will do
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Ortho or roundup

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Thanks.
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Spray

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Thanks
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You do know that you should never burn the dead plants right? The oil can vaporize and settle in your respiratory system and on your skin.

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Did not know that. Thanks for info.
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People who are very allergic have even died from inhaled smoke from poison ivy.
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That's scary. Thanks.
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My 2 stupid cousins cleaned out his lake lot full of poison oak and ivy got a case of beer got drunk and burned it.... Hahahaha they both went to the hospital. I think they got steroid shots.
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Put your gloves on and dig them back up.use dishwashing rubber gloves,not Cotten.make sure you get the roots out.

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Makes sense. I'm trying to get him to hire pros that know how to get rid of them properly. He's trying save money. Thanks for advice
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You're welcome
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You should consider calling a professional landscaper to help you remove the poison ivy plants. One of the best ways to avoid a poison ivy rash is by simply avoiding contact with the plant. Getting rid of poison ivy plants can be extremely dangerous, since the plants often grow back; this get you exposed. Visit http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/conditions/a/poison_ivy_3.htm for more ifnormation.

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I'm trying to get my son to do that. I'll check out the website. He has asthma so he doesn't need to be doing it anyway. Thanks for your help.
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Spray round up on the base of the vines. It will kill the poison ivy. It works best when you do it in the fall. I had it all over my house and I got rid of it using round up on it.

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Did you have any problem with it coming back? Thanks for your help
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No, once I sprayed it at the base it killed it and didn't come back. It was so thick on my house when I bought it I thought it was ivy growing up on the house.
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I'm thinking that's what my son thought He just bought the house. At least it's away from the house. House sat for a year so all bushes are a mess. Thanks for your help.
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