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PlutoSurvivor
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posted February 24, 2015 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI... If you try to clear poison ivy by burning, or if you burn poisonous vines in a campfire, the oil is spread through the air and 100 percent of your body will be affected. Also if you inhale the smoke your breathing will be affected and you will most likely end up in the hospital. So avoid burning any vines to be safe.

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posted February 24, 2015 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All plant trivia welcome here. Love finding out interesting tidbits about plants

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posted February 28, 2015 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting, PS. Thanks

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posted March 07, 2015 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great advice!

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posted March 08, 2015 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gabby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you PS!!
What is the best way to get rid of poison ivy, use bleach or a weed killer?
Can you still get a rash from poison ivy after it' shiveled up and dried out?

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posted November 10, 2016 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Goats eat it.

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posted November 11, 2016 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ivy and the oak.

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posted November 12, 2016 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, you could get a pet goat!

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posted November 13, 2016 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be a safe way to eliminate it...and also have a happy goat with a full belly.

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posted November 14, 2016 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless it's a myth, but I am fairly certain it's true.

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posted November 15, 2016 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I'm sure goats will eat the poison ivy

They eat everything

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posted November 15, 2016 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Gabby:
Thank you PS!!
What is the best way to get rid of poison ivy, use bleach or a weed killer?
Can you still get a rash from poison ivy after it' shiveled up and dried out?

How did I miss this post?
If yo ask the reference librarian they will say spray the leaves to kill it. I don't use sprays.

I've yanked it out to remove the roots so it doesn't grow back, using disposiibke gloves and fully clothed so I can wash the clothes as soon as I can so not to spread the oil from the plant.

I'm not particularly over sensitive, so another way to get rid of it is to ask someone without sensitivity to pull the roots for you

The rash comes from the oil and can sho up days later if the oil is on your clothes and you touch it. The rash doesn't spread unless you have new contact with the oil. I'm not sure if the oil is still there after it is dead. I would think so but you may have to make a heavier or longer contact for it to be exposed to you. Good question to research.

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posted November 15, 2016 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and if you get a rash from poison, you can use Calendula homeopathic remedy in cream or ointment. Keeps you from itching and heals the blisters

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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Oh, and if you get a rash from poison, you can use Calendula homeopathic remedy in cream or ointment. Keeps you from itching and heals the blisters

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posted November 17, 2016 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Yes, I'm sure goats will eat the poison ivy

They eat everything


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posted December 11, 2016 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Goats must be immune to the poison.

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posted December 12, 2016 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am highly allergic to the oils and from some serious experience, this is the best >

Fels Naptha. It`s a bar of soap to clean skin and then shave it down and add the flakes to hot wash to clean my cloths from the poison.

I can buy it locally but if you can`t, Vermont Country Store catalog carries it.

It works like magic!

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posted December 13, 2016 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like magic.

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posted December 14, 2016 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted December 15, 2016 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
when you are covered with the itching, burning and oozing blisters, you need magic and you need it now.!

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posted December 16, 2016 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed!

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posted December 16, 2016 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well if it works on oily laundry stains it should work on oily plant residue.

When I was growing up every home had a bar of fels naphtha for laundry stains and greasy hands, ones covered in bicycle chain grease or auto grease. I still have a bar and flaked it for my laundry last week when I ran out of laundry soap. Came in handy.

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posted December 17, 2016 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted December 18, 2016 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good stuff.

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posted December 19, 2016 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I doubt we can get it here locally.

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