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You Will Need
- Garden shears
- Black plastic sheeting
Eradicate with cultural methods
Attempt eradication of the poison ivy through cultural methods, such as continually cutting the plant at the ground or covering the infestation with black plastic sheeting. Completely cover your skin when attempting these methods.
Use an herbicide
Use an herbicide if cultural methods do not work or the infestation is too large. Herbicides can be found at a local garden store.
Do not disturb the soil
Avoid disturbing the soil for several days after an herbicide treatment. The dead poison ivy may still contain poisonous oils.
Repeat the treatment
Repeat the treatment during the same season or in the following year until your ivy problem is solved.