There are too many old wives’ tales to count about how to get rid of poison ivy. Some
of the more dangerous include using bleach, or even gasoline, to try and dry up any
rashes caused by the plant.
Karen Hickman, Oklahoma State University range ecology and invasive species professor
in the department of natural resource ecology and management, explains how poison
ivy can spread.
Poison ivy is nasty, commands attention and needs to be dealt with through management
practices. However, misidentifying other plants as the itch-causing agent is a common
A rash, red blisters and uncontrollable itching. Those who have been impacted by poison
ivy are familiar with what it can do. Those who have not should consider themselves