How do I kill poison Ivy?

It's almost impossible to get rid of poison ivy by cutting it or digging it out, since the roots are very well established under the ground. It can look like you have it all out, but you almost never get it all, and it comes back with attitude.

Herbicides like Roundup, which is a glyphosate-based herbicide, and Ortho Brush-B-Gon, which is triclopyr-based, can be used to get rid of poison ivy. These products will kill a great variety of woody plants, but they will kill many other plants, too, so don't use them near specimens you wish to keep.

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Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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