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Some very smart and enterprising people have started a company to ELIMINATE poison ivy and related problems from your premises. This service is largely aimed at summer camps, but they can handle many different kinds of situations.

March 9, 2016 - 3:53pm
a darn good poison ivy rash

Recently an article surfaced about a little tiff in the Bradley County, Ohio, Commissioner's Office regarding Worker's Compensation. It seems that 10 workers with poison ivy rashes were taken to hospital emergency rooms for treatment, rather than to less expensive walk-in clinics.

January 6, 2016 - 12:24pm
poison ivy Tshirts

A company called Hapten Sciences is starting a test of a drug to prevent poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes. In the past, there were shots given for this, but they were just tiny doses of the offending chemical, urushiol, and produced iffy results.

TAGS: vaccine, gifts
December 2, 2015 - 10:39pm
poison ivy in fall color

Yes, this IS poison ivy in the fall, pretending to be just innocent fall foliage.

But if you pick these for your Thanksgiving table decoration you could wind up with some itchy guests.

TAGS: fall, foliage
November 1, 2015 - 9:30pm
Orchard poison ivy

One place poison ivy LOVES to grow is in apple orchards. It loves the sunlight and the tree trunks, which provide great vertical surfaces to climb upon. Most apple farmers know about ivy and remove it, but not all know.

October 24, 2015 - 4:58pm
poison ivy in Memphis

In case you were wondering whether you can find poison in the city of Memphis (in October) the answer is YES. I was having lunch in a terrific Mexican restaurant and noticed that the huge tree outside the window was covered in very familiar looking leaves.

TAGS: Memphis, urban
October 6, 2015 - 11:25pm
Fall poison ivy

For all of its tough-guy reputation, eastern poison ivy is one of the first plants to give in and turn colors in the late summer. No idea why it does this before even the other vines, like Virginia creeper turn.

TAGS: fall
August 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
poison ivy eye rash

Here is some really good advice: if you think you MIGHT be in or around poison ivy, DO NOT rub your face, tender parts, or eyes!

So many people, such as this unfortunate lady, fall victim to this.

TAGS: eyes, rash
July 23, 2015 - 10:15pm
Jim Brauker poison ivy video

I think his advice is good, but I also think that he is leaving out some very important facts that could cause a person a great deal of misery.

TAGS: washing, Brauker
July 17, 2015 - 5:12pm
poison ivy dog

I got an email from a veterinarian technician: she says dog CAN get poison ivy.

TAGS: dogs, pets
July 1, 2015 - 12:29am