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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PuLing LOVE this stuff!!
I have been battling poison ivy, wild grape vines and other "vines" that invade and kill trees and shrubs - it's been the "never ending battle" all season, every year. We are constantly cutting down and pulling out long roots only to find them popping up again and again - and this year we suddenly got a major crop of poison ivy as well. I tried this stuff with little hope (nothing else has worked over the years) - and it was AWESOME! The trigger sprayer is good, there are 2 spray settings and it can shoot pretty far and accurately so I can avoid hitting leaves of the plants I want to save. I soak/coat the leaves good and in a few days you see it working. It takes a bit long to kill the plant - but IT WORKS! And because it shoots pretty far, I was also able to shoot over to the neighbors yard and get their poison ivy that is growing into my yard that they were ignoring. .... It doesn't work on everything, but I haven't found anything better, and it does seem to kill down to the roots. NOTE: Wear rubber gloves - this is not supposed to touch your skin. Read the warnings.
September 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GB491 Not effective
Bought the spray bottle and used all of it, thoroughly covering poison ivy plants (small and large). A week later, the same plants were healthy and growing...NOT WHAT WE WANTED! I saw no real benefit from the Ortho poison ivy product.
May 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GerryT Great stuff...applicator a big mistake
I love the product. IT works. I've used it for years. Any new poison ivy breakout is stopped with a solid application. Last year, I bought the large container with the fancy new battery operated wand. You guessed it. I left the batteries in over the winter in the shed. The batteries corroded. I took them out, cleaned the contacts with naval jelly. Three days later, all clean. I dried thoroughly overnight and put in new batteries. The wand does not work. Thus, garbage. The old pump applicator was tedious but worked fine. What a waste of money.
June 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by genuin Nuked My Poison Ivy
This product worked even better than I expected on poison ivy.
I recently bought a house with a ridiculous poison ivy infestation along the elderly neighbors fence. AFTER WAITING FOR GREEN FOLIAGE to appear, I liberally applied the product to the leaves of three.
Plants with leaves of four, I decided that I should eat some more.
A couple weeks later the poison ivy was completely nuked. I left the withered vines in order to make sure the chemical decimates the roots as well.
May 31, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TCULisa Was expecting great results but not even close
I used this product exactly as instructed (twice over 8 weeks). The foliage wilted, only to have new sprouts appear within a day or so. Spray - wait - more appear. I've reapplied but it seems to invigorate instead of terminate the plant and roots.
The battery powered sprayer is also problematic. You can hear it cycling but it doesn't disperse the herbicide. You end up either opening the product and applying manually, or spending long periods of time in hopes that it will begin functioning again. It's not a vacuum issue, but I'm not sure what it is.
Very disappointing, and I'm currently looking into other products that will kill this plant(s) and will dig up the roots of the plants.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stiggy Saved me a ton of work
I had a Trumpet Vine that had overtaken my garden. If you've ever had one you know how invasive and hard they are to kill. I spoke to a professor of weed physiology and he recommended applying this in the fall when the nutrients are being transported to the roots. I didn't want to kill the surrounding plants so I applied it carefully to the leaves where over-spray or drips would not harm other plants. I then cut some notches in the stem and sprayed some of the product into the notches. The vine died the first time and regrowth has been almost non-existent.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hayesl300 i used product a couple of years ago and it worked fine.
I like the product just fine BUT now that I am ready to use it again the sprayer doesn't seem to work. I replaced the batteries and made sure they were in the right order, per the battery lid, but I get nothing when trying to use it.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kbheaton This product WORKS!
My property on a bayou was rampant with poison ivy. I am highly allergic to the stuff, so could not enjoy my yard.
Ortho Poison Ivy & Tough Brush Killer Ready-To-Use is the first product that actually has killed the plant - no more new eruptions from the roots. The 24 oz. with trigger sprayer is handy to carry - just perfect for casual walks around the fenceline.
July 24, 2014