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Poison Oak Control

Killroy can help to manage the growth of poison oak on your property

poison oak control

Toxicodendron diversilobum, commonly known as Poison Oak, thrives in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Tri-Valley Counties in the Bay Area. Killroy has the experience and expertise to take care of this invader before it has you itching and feeling miserable.

We will professionally apply the proper herbicide to kill and help manage the growth of poison oak.

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Poison Oak - Myths vs. Facts

MythsFacts
Poison Oak rash is contagiousRubbing the rashes won't spread poison oak to other parts of your body (or to another person). You spread the rash only if urushiol oil -- the sticky, resinlike substance that causes the rash -- has been left on your hands.
You can catch poison oak simply by being near the plants Direct contact is needed to release urusiol oil. Stay away from forest fires, direct burning, or anything else that can cause the oil to become airborne such as a lawnmower, trimmer, etc.
Do not worry about dead plants Urushiol oil stays active on any surface, including dead plants, for up to 5 years.
Breaking the blisters releases urushiol oil that can spread Not true. But your wounds can become infected and you may make the scarring worse. In very extreme cases, excessive fluid may need to be withdrawn by a doctor.
I've been in poison ivy many times and never broken out. I'm immune. Not necessarily true. Upwards of 90% of people are allergic to urushiol oil, it's a matter of time and exposure. The more times you are exposed to urushiol, the more likely it is that you will break out with an allergic rash. For the first time sufferer, it generally takes longer for the rash to show up - generally in 7 to 10 days.