I'd like to identify this vine, so I can figure out how to kill it. It actually looks kind of pretty, but it's filling a two foot wide gap between my garage and a brick fence, and I'm afraid it's a haven for critters. Because the space is so narrow, it's hard to get into to work. I've tried just pulling it out with my hands, but some pieces are very strong, and I can't break them. I'm hoping there's some chemical I can just pour on to kill it. The vine is completely filling the whole space, which is approximately two feet wide by twenty feet long, and six feet high. It's mostly shaded, and located in Southern California.
I've only been here for a week, but haven't seen any berries or flowers. I don't want to use RoundUp or any other toxic chemicals. Yesterday I wound up going in there and cutting all the stems. Then I poured salt all over the ground, hoping that will stop anything from growing back.