contributors Allen Reed and Cathy Ruland
Below is a list of possible remedies for killing poison ivy that may be made from many things that are regularly found around many households and some farms. The first four involve liquid solutions of things that are found in many households.
Unlike humans, there are some animals that can eat this stuff and love it. Specific goat breeds are especially fond of poison ivy, so if you have access to a goat, you could graze it in your poison ivy patch. The two most noted grazers are Spanish and Angora, which are particularly fond of poison ivy.
Aside from the goat, these remedies are inexpensive and effective.
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Barring success with these or a combination of these, which seems unlikely, the other remedy could be glycosphate at 38%. Used appropriately, this will eradicate the poison ivy as well.
On another note, in last month’s Cleaver, I wrote about a miraculously simple way to eradicate mosquitoes. So far, this hasn’t worked, but then again perhaps it was too cool for mosquitos. The proposed solution to mosquito eradication may have failed on its maiden voyage, perhaps because the weather was cool and the yeast didn’t activate enough at the right time – carbon dioxide wasn’t produced abundantly enough at the right time, or simply because the mosquitos weren’t out in droves. I managed to kill some flies, cockroach and some other stuff. This month, as summer has come on, the 2L mosquito trap will undergo more tests.
Please write the Cleaver with your thoughts on the mosquito trap or the methods for killing Poison Ivy so that we can update the 4th Ward on what is and aint working.
All the best, have a great month!