First spring in our new home and I noticed some suspicious looking beasties out there. Last year I had a terrible case of poison ivy so now I'm disturbingly aware of things that appear like poison ivy.
There's two areas that have something that looks suspicious to me. One, I think/hope, are raspberry or blackberry etc bushes. They are near the edge of a copse of trees and there are bent runners nearby with similar leave patterns on 2nd year looking woody branches with small prickers.
The second area though is very concerning and I'm staying right away from it for now. It's a viny looking plant attached to my maple tree and has a lot of the characteristics of poison ivy. I'm hoping it's not but I've already told my four year old to stay away.
If they are - what is the best way to have this removed - having recently had such a fierce reaction I'm nervous about getting it all over again in the process of eradicating this unwelcomed invader.