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Poison Ivy Remediation

     Welcome to our Poison Ivy Remediation Services! We specialize in effective poison ivy management solutions. Our team offers safe techniques to control and minimize the impact of this troublesome plant. Whether it's a small patch or a widespread infestation, we have the knowledge and tools to help you create a safer outdoor space. Contact us today for proactive poison ivy management.
     Poison Ivy remediation service is offered in our home of Geauga County, all of Lake County, the eastern part of Cuyahoga County, and the western part of Ashtabula County. From Euclid to Andover, and Geneva-On-The-Lake, and South to Hiram. 

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Poison Ivy FAQ

The most commonly asked question regarding our Poison Ivy Control program is: Can you guarantee that the Poison Ivy won't return?
 

The Poison Ivy we treat on your property will be eliminated with our herbicide treatment, which targets the plants right down to their roots. However, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee that poison ivy will never reappear on the property. We can, however, assist in identifying the "mother" vines responsible for seed production, which serve as the source of your poison ivy problems. It's important to note that poison ivy seeds are mainly dispersed by birds, as they consume and transport the seeds, depositing them in various locations. This is precisely why having our technicians inspect your property is so valuable.

Given the uncontrollable nature of this natural process, we cannot assure you that you will never encounter a single poison ivy plant on your property again. However, we do guarantee that our treatment process will significantly minimize the risk of encountering poison ivy, and we will equip you with the knowledge to effectively identify poison ivy—a skill that will prove invaluable throughout your life.


 

Why do you need to treat the poison ivy? Can’t you just pull it out?

Unfortunately, we cannot just pull out poison ivy. Poison ivy contains rhizomes in its root systems, meaning it can grow back from roots left in the ground. This is why our process involves herbicide treatment.  The herbicide we use kills the plant down to the roots, including all of the rhizomes.  This ensures a very precise treatment process to kill 100% of the plant.

 

Do I need to have the Poison Ivy physically removed after the treatment?

In situations where poison ivy is discovered in garden beds, utility areas, high-traffic zones, or areas where you plan to work, we strongly advise opting for physical removal. The reason behind this recommendation is that Urushiol, the oil present in the poison ivy plant that triggers allergic reactions, can persist in the plant for up to a year even after treatment and elimination. By physically removing the plant, you can expedite the process of creating safer surroundings in these specific areas. Nevertheless, the decision to proceed with physical removal is ultimately up to you.

Is the Herbicide you use Harmful to me, my pets, or the other plants in my landscaping?

Once the herbicide we utilize has dried, it is safe for both you and your pets. Typically, it takes approximately an hour and a half for the herbicide to fully dry. However, we strongly advise that you and your pets refrain from entering the treated areas due to the presence of poison ivy!

The herbicide we employ is a selective systemic herbicide specifically formulated to target broadleaf and woody-stemmed plants while sparing grasses. While this herbicide can potentially harm plants in your landscaping, our highly skilled technicians exercise utmost caution and precision during application to minimize any damage to your existing plants. Our technicians will provide detailed information regarding potential damage specific to your situation, ensuring you are well-informed.

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