POISON IVY, POISON OAK, POISON SUMAC TREATMENT SERVICES:
Our Noxious Plant treatments Start off with a Technician Meeting with the Property owner for an inspection and consultation to determine the severity of the infestation. After Inspection The Technician will come up with a management plan for the property owner. Typical management of an average infestation entails: Two treatments and potentially a physical removal of the poison ivy plants (Removals only occur after two spray applications to ensure a 100% successful kill) and a Yearly maintenance strategy. After Inspection/consultation and agreement with the home owner, our technician will start immediately to rid you of your poison ivy problem.
ABOUT NOXIOUS PLANTS
Poison ivy is a native plant of North America. Its Latin name is Toxicodendron Radicans. Poison Ivy contains an oil that causes skin irritations called Urushiol. It is a Three leaf plant that can be ground cover, small shrub, or a mature vine. Every Part of the Plant contains Urushiol. Poison Ivy spreads through creeping vines on the ground, or through birds eating seeds and dropping them. It is a very dangerous plant, and many people are hospitalized every year from having a run in with it.
Poison Ivy contains lobes or notches on the leaves. Poison Ivy will always have three leaves. Every set of three leaves will have a different notching pattern. They will never have thorns or be serrated. The leaves are alternating on the stem.
Poison Sumac is a tree that ONLY grows in wetlands all across the Eastern United States, and is native. Its Latin name is Toxicodendron Vernix. Poison Sumac has around 10 times the concentration of Urushiol as Poison Ivy. This is not common for your average residential subdivison. However if you have common areas that have wetlands, you may be a candidate.