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.



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.


Have you experienced a Poison Ivy rash from working in your yard?
Do you have a difficult time properly identifying Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac?
Have you attempted to remove Poison Ivy yourself only to have less than ideal results?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, please give us a call. Let the professionals Ditch Your Itch.


Poison Ivy:

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:

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.

Still not sure what Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac looks like?
Please watch the attached playlist of videos for additional help with identification.
Proper identification, is the first step in Ditching your itch.
Now that you know what Poison Ivy looks like, go out and check your property!
Find any Poison Ivy?
Not sure if you have the time or knowledge to get the best results?
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and inspection.


Mosquito Treatments can be quoted for free over the phone.
How can we give you a free quote over the phone without ever stepping foot on your property?
Great question! We utilize Google Earth while speaking on the phone with a client. This allows us to see a satellite view of the property. Using this satellite view, we can accurately measure the square footage of areas that need to be treated in order to provide quality service.
We also provide Seasonal prepaid discounts!
What if I do not want my yard to be sprayed with insecticides?
Another fantastic question!
If you would not like a typical spray treatment, there are other options available. There are a variety of mosquito traps on the market. These range from light traps to co2 traps to both light and co2 combined. These traps are quite effective, but require more maintenance. The co2 traps utilize propane. The tanks will need to be refilled periodically. Light traps can plug into an outlet or run off of a battery. Regardless of what trap you may decide, the traps will need to be emptied. 
You can find these on Amazon, or we can purchase, install, and maintain them. These will require a seasonal contract as the maintenance is quite extensive. 
Still not convinced? 
Give us a call. We will be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have. 


Oriental Bittersweet:
Oriental Bittersweet is an extremely aggressive invasive specie in Michigan. It can be found throughout the state, but is most common in Oakland County, Genesee County, and Livingston County. Why this Invasive is such a problem is due to the fact that it creates a monoculture, meaning, it takes over and only it can survive.  It is quite common to see this vine climbing up trees. As Oriental Bittersweet climbs up a tree, the vine coils or spirals around the tree.  This growth pattern slowly strangles the tree causing it to die.  This can be dangerous for a homeowner because those trees are now unstable, meaning, they could fall unsuspectingly in the yard or on the house.  In the fall, oriental bittersweet has bright orange berries that are quite visible.  
There is also an American Bittersweet.  You can identify the invasive variety by its monoculture growth habit, and the amount of berries/seeds that are on the vine in the fall.  American Bittersweet has far fewer berries/seeds than the invasive.
If you suspect that you have Oriental Bittersweet, please give us a call, we can help eradicate your issue!
Call Ditch The Itch Today to schedule your $90 property inspection! 
Japanese Knotweed:
Japanese Knotweed is a relative of bamboo.  This Invasive originated in Japan and has spread quickly!  It is currently classified as an invasive specie in majority of the Mid-West and East Coast States.  It is also all over Europe and is considered an invasive.  Japanese knotweed is also a monoculture plant.  As the plant starts, it will have a central plant and spread outward.  Japanese Knotweed can grow anywhere from 3ft to 18ft tall, and its root system can spread 23-65ft! The main way this plant spreads is through rhizomes in roots.  These root systems create massive monoculture stands, and are also strong enough to break concrete driveways and house foundations!  This can become a very expensive pest to deal with if untreated.
Treatment of Japanese Knotweed generally is a multi treatment and multi year process.  Best results we can eliminate a stand of Japanese knotweed in 2 years. Japanese Knotweed is known to be all throughout the state of Michigan.  
Do you have Japanese knotweed? Is it taking over? Give us a call and schedule your $90 property inspection! We can Help!
P.S. There was recently an article published on Japanese Knotweed in the United Kingdom.  Apparently, Japanese Knotweed has become such a massive problem there, that the average property with Japanese Knotweed is losing $23,000 in property value!!
Don't let this happen to your property!
Call Now and Schedule your $90 Property Inspection.  Our $90 Property Inspection could potentially save you $20,000 instantly!
Black Swallow Wart
Black Swallow Wart is native to Eastern Europe.  It creates a dense monoculture and blocks out all native fauna.  Black Swallow Wart is in the Milkweed family.  Both Milkweed and Black Swallow Wart have seed pods that produce hundreds to thousands of fluffy seeds that fly in the wind and spread their reach.  Black Swallow Wart creating a monoculture is not the only danger.  Many Monarch butterflies mistake this plant for milkweed, laying their eggs on the plant with no chance of survival.  Thus harming the Monarch butterfly population. This invasive plant is also toxic to livestock if eaten.  
Black Swallow Wart is taking over forests quickly in Michigan.  It can be found in Oakland county, Genesee county, and Livingston county.  
Fear not! Ditch The Itch LLC can help!  
Give us a call and schedule your $90 Property Inspection today!
P.S. Did you know Black Swallow Wart is also known as the "Dog Strangling Vine"?







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    • Oriental Bittersweet
    • Black Swallow Wart


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