Leaves of three leave them be. This old adage explaining how to spot poison ivy has likely saved many hikers from traipsing through patches of this toxic plant. Although animals are unaffected by the effects of poison ivy, reactions to contact with the plant by humans can range from a red, itchy rash to blistering.
The helpful phrase comes in handy when traveling through unfamiliar turf, but when these plants find their way into your backyard or gardens, children might not be so careful. Activities might become disrupted when you are forced to work around these invasive plants.
Dealing with these plants at home requires some vigilance even after the first couple treatments. Meaning that it could return if you don’t stay on it.
Here are some things you can do to eradicate poison ivy in your backyard: