Is poison ivy still poisonous in winter?
October 24, 2006 1:25 PM Subscribe
Is poison ivy less poisonous when it dies for the winter? I'm rather allergic and have gotten rashy several times over the spring and summer, either from preparing the garden or the dogs running through the ground cover and then rubbing up against me. I know where the ivy is, but need to know how to get it out of there without killing the desirable ground cover that it is growing in.
posted by Roger Dodger to Science & Nature (15 answers total)
So, I'd like to pull it out without using any weed killer as suggested in this thread
but I guess I can kill it all if necessary. How long does it take the irritant to dry up in the dead plant? Will covering my skin with thick clothes and gloves be enough to keep me safe if I just try pulling it all out?