Invasive Plant--- Not a predator type Pest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Boyd, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Whats the best way to kill trumpet vines?

    The house I just bought has 4 areas where they are growing mainly, the largest growth is the south side of the house... and if I let it go would cover the house for about 10' tall if I hadn't wacked it!!!!!!

    It's so bad that it's actually gotten into the brick foundation. Hack n Slash, but poison? :shudder

    Any ideas?

    I've heard great things about a product called vine x but think i need about 15 gallons
     
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  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    what about vinegar?

    I have used it on thistles and dandelions with good results

    its cheep and readily available and ok for the enviroment
     
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Songster

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    Try "roundup poison ivy and heavy brush killer."

    That stuff takes no prisoners. Kills the roots and all. I use it on my acreage to get rid of poison ivy and well...heavy brush!

    Spray it down good then wait about a week to see if any of it survives. If it does, hit it again, and that should take care of it.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Probably cut out as much as possible, then use the roundup as suggested.
     
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

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    x2
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Hi Yield "Killz All" works as does Hi Yield "Atrazine." Ace hardware has it. Both are poisonous though.
     
  7. genuck

    genuck In the Brooder

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    Salt water if you want something "non-toxic"
     
  8. Quote:I would just pull it out and use the salt or vinager..

    No on RoundUp.. I bet many would say that. Just mentioning Round up could possibly cause a thread to get locked over the discussion about the company that owns round up..

    Dont use it is all I can say. The company needs to go down.
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I have a goat for sale [​IMG] They eat anything, poison ivy is their favorite but I bet they wouldn't mind the slight difference in taste [​IMG]
     
  10. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    Quote:IS vinegar considered non toxic?... I like vinegar it works great on thistle bushes..
     

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