Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 29, 2014

Gardening column: Be careful when evicting vines from garden

News sentinal logoGood article about identifying and getting rid of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Sumac from News-Sentinal.com

“If a small seedling or more developed plant is found in your garden or landscape, wear protective gloves and clothing and with a long-handled shovel dig around the plant and lift it, making certain to get roots and all. Drop it in a plastic bag, tie the top shut and discard it in the trash.

Do not burn these plants. The smoke contains urushiol as well, and people have had the rash all over exposed skin as well as in the throat, nose and lungs from doing this.”

And don’t forget the Tecnu to clean skin, clothing and tools to get rid of the rash causing oil!

 

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