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Poison ivy and poison oak spread by seed and by their vigorous root systems. They arrive in your yard by birds eating the berries and depositing the seeds, and, less frequently, in loads of mulch. If you have wooded or neglected areas surrounding your property, you probably have poison ivy as a neighbor, and given time, it will creep into your yard. Here are 5 ways to beat this foe into submission:

Everything You Need To Know About Poison Ivy

3 cups vinegar  1/2 cup salt  1 tablespoon liquid detergent or soap(I use Dawn) for stick-to-itiveness.  Mix vinegar and salt until the salt is completely dissolved. Stir in liquid detergent, and pour into a sprayer. Spray onto the green growing leaves of the plants.  Wait a week, then repeat on any survivors. Best time to apply: during a dry spell. Do not spray on plants you want to keep.

previous pinner wrote: Kill Poison Ivy for good with this homemade, natural spray - 1 Cup Salt, 1 Gallon Vinegar, 8 drops Liquid Detergent

If you run into poison ivy or stinging nettle while foraging, you will want to get to know jewelweed, nature's "cure" for poison ivy rashes. The Homesteading HIppy via @homesteadhippy

Get to know Jewelweed.

If you run into poison ivy or stinging nettle while foraging, you will want to get to know jewelweed, nature's "cure" for poison ivy rashes. The Homesteading HIppy via

If you're new to removing poison ivy, be careful, because it likes to fight back. Here are some do's and dont's.

If you& new to removing poison ivy, be careful, because it likes to fight back.

Good tips on safely removing poison ivy from the garden!

The Safe Way to Remove Poison Ivy from Your Yard

Leaves of the classic poison ivy identification feature. Tips for removing poison ivy safely

How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy.............Getting Rid of Poison Ivy Plants Naturally and With Herbicides

Leaves of 3, Leave It Be!

How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy.Getting Rid of Poison Ivy Plants Naturally and With Herbicides

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants ~ via http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-identify-poison-oak-poison-ivy-and-poison-sumac-plants.html

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, and Poison Sumac Plants

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants (I know this isn't a remedy, but in a sense it is because now I know how to avoid it by knowing what it looks like.

The Best Proven Methods to Kill Poison Ivy Plants for Good How To Remove Poison Ivy From Your Yard

The Best Proven Methods to Kill Poison Ivy Plants for Good

The Best Proven Methods to Kill Poison Ivy Plants for Good How To Remove Poison Ivy From Your Yard

Poison Ivy (and other) Vegetation Killer  1 cup salt  8 drops liquid detergent  1 gallon vinegar    Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Cool the vinegar, add the detergent, and pour some of the liquid into a large spray bottle. Spray the vegetation. (You can also just pour the mixture onto the weeds.)

Poison ivy Toxicodendron radicans poison ivy macro by Stuart Monk, via ShutterStock

Home Remedy for How to Kill Poison Ivy & Oak - just vinegar, dish soap and hot water.  Wish me luck!

A Home Remedy for How to Kill Poison Ivy & Oak

DIY Organic Poison Ivy Killer we will see how this goes on the stubborn poison ivy in the front of the house!

Getting rid of poison ivy from your gardens....the autumn foliage of poison ivy plants ranges from yellow to orange to red...

Leaves of 3, Leave It Be!

How to identify and avoid poison ivy and ways to help prevent getting a rash from it!

How To Identify And Treat Poison Ivy

How to identify, avoid, prevent and treat poison ivy. Includes ways to help prevent getting a rash if you come in contact with poison ivy!