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Poison oak & poison ivy
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:10:09 AM »
To all you sawyers out there that cut their own trees to mill, how do you deal with the poison oak and ivy.  My property is covered with and it seems like I have a continuous case.  Are there any old school remedies. Are there any suggestions on how to clear the property of this menace.  I have 3 boys that run all over the place but it seems that I am the only one that has issues. I wear gloves and long sleeve's but during the summer it is just to hot to dress like a bee keeper. Any advice would be great.

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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 09:15:28 AM »
Rule #1 , NEVER burn it!
When you burn it the oil becomes vapor and can be inhaled getting in your lungs/airway which can be fatal!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 09:25:54 AM »
The last time I had poison ivy on my arm I used a stiff scrub brush on the blisters then bleach it's gona burn like the dickens but the poison ivy was gone the next day
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 09:26:23 AM »
DONT TOUCH NUTTIN HAIRY!
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 09:27:11 AM »
Check out health food stores or natural food/remedy stores, my wife used to go there and buy a bottle of pills with the name "Poison Oak" on the label. Don't know if you can still get it or not, haven't seen any of it in over 20 years. Have no need for it here as poison oak doesn't live here.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 09:28:43 AM »
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 09:39:12 AM »
Aside from spending loads of money on chemicals just get some goats they will eat the stuff and depending on what kinda goats you get, the bigger the goat the higher it can reach. You can also harness train a goat and will pull around 200lbs so you boys could start there own goat racing league. There also good for meat, cheese milk and as pets. I've found an over mix of Roundup, 2,4D and bush-b-gone very effective on killing the ivy and keeping it dead.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 09:44:17 AM »
Don't know if it's true, but I've heard that if the goats eat the poison oak/poison ivy and you drink their milk you will become immune.   
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 09:53:07 AM »
I am highly allergic to it.  "Leaves of three, let it be".  I found that if I take Benadryl or OTC antihistamine, it doesn't bother me so bad.  It will make you drowsy, so you got to be extra careful while using equipment and tools.  Sometimes, it so bad, I just go to the ER or Dr. and get a shot.  As a teen, we used to pull on vines going up into a tree to run squirrels out of their nest.  Big mistake!  And be careful what you put on the campfire.  the PI smoke can be very potent.  Dogs running in the woods are like PI paint brushes when you pet them. 

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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 09:56:59 AM »
I am highly allergic to it.  "When I see leaves of three, I let it be".

Lots of plants have 3 leaves but poison ivy has a chunk
missing on one of the leaves. Or an indent.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 09:58:11 AM »
Don't know if it's true, but I've heard that if the goats eat the poison oak/poison ivy and you drink their milk you will become immune.

I must have drank goat milk one time from a goat that ate some money.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 10:07:18 AM »
Don't know if it's true, but I've heard that if the goats eat the poison oak/poison ivy and you drink their milk you will become immune.

I must have drank goat milk one time from a goat that ate some money.


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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:22 AM »
Did you know it takes 3 goats months to clear a blackberry patch, but only 15 minuets to strip all of your apple trees 😤
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
Oh, the summer of 1988. I was the field crew chief for a research project measuring oaks in California oak-grass woodlands. Poison oak surrounded nearly every tree. All of the crew members got poison oak at some point in the study.

What worked for us to reduce the incidence:

     Protection - long sleeves, gloves,
                       removed before entering the vehicles
                       and washed separately from all other clothing.
     Washing contacted skin with COLD water only - no soap - rinse then scrub with a paper towel
     Rinsing washed skin with isopropyl alcohol
     Some folks used Tecnu with mostly good results.

Though I have not used it, some folks recommend Bentoquatam (a form of bentonite clay) containing oak-ivy blockers. IvyBlock is one brand.

Another treatment that works for poison ivy is to rub suspected contacted areas with crushed jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) leaves found at the boundaries of wetlands.

We never found a non-prescription remedy better than calamine lotion - possibly improved by sipping goat's milk.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 12:30:30 PM »
Spray it with Milestone, mix a 1/2 once per 25 gallons of water.  Buy it from your county weed board and during the spring they with cost share it depending on how much land you have.  It will kill it quick, like four hours the leaves will be drooping already.
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 06:56:48 PM »
Wash with Tecnu, I keep a bottle in the truck. Excellent stuff.
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 08:13:01 PM »
I LOVE TECNU!!!!!!!!!!!  I keep a quart bottle of it in the bathroom so I have it when I need it.

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 10:14:11 PM »
Wearing long pants and sleeves only helps if you wash the clothes immediately and wash yourself after handling the clothes.  Many people think poison ivy spreads.  I have a friend who gets it all the time.  She said it was spreading and I told her, no youre continually being exposed to it.  It may have been on the dogs, dogs got it on furniture, etc.  Take a good hot soapy shower to remove the oil.  My grandma taught me to use white vinegar.  After being exposed to poison ivy, I will soak a paper towel in vinegar and wipe down arms and legs.  I have not gotten poison ivy in many years.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 10:27:57 PM »


I must have drank goat milk one time from a goat that ate some money.

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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2018, 10:29:43 PM »
I've ate it but it makes my butt itch.  :D :D :D

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