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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: warrior] #7282065
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by minklessinpa
what kills the ivy plants?



Round up or any good brush killer. It's not hard to kill.



problem is, birds spread the seed....


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282119
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True, you'll never be without. All you can do is beat back this year's crop.

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282122
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Does round up damage the tree if you spray it on the ivy or does the tree bark protect the tree?

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: warrior] #7282136
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Originally Posted by warrior
True, you'll never be without. All you can do is beat back this year's crop.

Good point. I can get ahead, but don't expect to get it all. It's an annual commitment.
I hit the areas each year with brush grade Roundup. It works well.

I wear knee boots when in the woods or weeds, and I still keep my eyes open for it.

I spray the neighbors too. I don't think they know what it is.

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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: keystone] #7282143
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Originally Posted by keystone
Does round up damage the tree if you spray it on the ivy or does the tree bark protect the tree?


Depends. Most mature thick barked trees, no damage. Younger tender stuff, yes. And some species like grapes, wild or domestic, just a whiff is enough to burn.

Basically roundup is taken up by green soft tissue such as leaves and buds not hard calloused tissue like bark. But hack and spray is a thing so if the bark is cut so the cambium is exposed it becomes vulnerable.

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282204
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I read an article in a dermatologistís office that said after you have poison Ivy, you are more susceptible to getting it again from an exposure, and the longer you can go without a reoccurrence, the less likely you are to get a reaction. Makes sense. Seems to come in spells for me.

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282206
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For sure dogs will carry the oil on their coat. I get it during the winter when I skin fox and coyotes.

I just got over the first batch of poison ivy for the year. Probably get it 3 more times this year.


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282362
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If i am going to work around it, i dust my clothes and hands with baking soda. It neutralizes the acid of the ivy.


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: minklessinpa] #7282373
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Originally Posted by minklessinpa
what kills the ivy plants?

I had some in my woods. Sprayed it once with Round Up. It killed it within several days.


So they said, don't visit your family for Christmas and now they open the borders for everyone?
Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282381
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I normally had it bad, several times a year for as long as I can remember. I found a product called "Oral Ivy" and if I remember to start taking it early in the spring, I do not get so much as an itch!


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282391
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I believe it is an allergic reaction to the oil that is on the plant. That is why some people do not get it. I can crawl through it all day and not get it while a friend of mine walks by it and has it all over him the next day.


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282547
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Humans have some natural protection to PI, but get a bad case and it takes around 7 years for your immunity to build back up, assuming you don't get it again.
For some relief from the itch, I have found that scrubbing the affected area with soap and water as hot as you can stand it, will deplete your bodies Histamine supply and buy you about 6 hrs of relief, an OTC Anti-Histamine tablet will aid in the relief.
Washing the contact area immediately with soap/water or ammonia will destroy the Urushiol. In the field, our old friend Jewelweed works wonders too.

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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282563
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One summer day at my hunting club, I was so obsessed with contracting poison ivy, I got in a shower tub with a jug of Chlorox and a washcloth. I bathed with soap and water and then washed every inch of my body in straight Chlorox. I will never know if I rid myself of poison ivy oil, but I do know I did not contract it. In addition, I did not get any chigger bites. The treatment wasn't as bad as it sounds. I washed it off within a minute of application.


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Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282613
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Cows love to eat poison ivy. Get their milk on your hands at the next milking and you can get poison ivy. Been there , done that!!

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: 20scout] #7282659
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It is strange how it affects some worse than others. I can pull it off trees and if I wash my hands it won't get me, but if my brother stands downwind of it he will be in the hospital getting mega prednisone shots

Re: Poison Ivy [Re: JOCO1995] #7282710
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Originally Posted by JOCO1995
It is strange how it affects some worse than others. I can pull it off trees and if I wash my hands it won't get me, but if my brother stands downwind of it he will be in the hospital getting mega prednisone shots


When my Dad was very young he used to make wreaths out of it and run around with them on his head. He never got it.

My wife, kids and myself do not get it. I am really bad about noticing poison ivy. Many times I have been told that I have the vines all over me. Same with bees. All you will see is a small red dot where I got stung. But that only last about an hour or so.

That being said I have not intentions of stomping of yellow jacket nests or rolling in poison ivy. I try not to push my luck lol.


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