Bamboo growing inside house vents


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Old 10-06-22, 02:56 PM
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Bamboo growing inside house vents

We have removed our outdoor bamboo plants, but their ability to spread is legendary. Now we see there are some shoots growing inside the house, in the vents.

Looking for the best way to kill or remove these shoots before they grow any more. We plan to repaint the house soon, if that makes any difference.
 
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Old 10-07-22, 07:00 AM
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Mix a glyphosate (RoundUp) herbicide at the maximum rate and spray the leaves and green stems of the plant. Keep repeating until no more appear. How long this will take depends on the root mass underground. Do NOT let the plant recover between treatments. Check every week or two at most and hit it again and again.
 
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Old 10-07-22, 07:33 AM
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Or spray it with brush killer.
 
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Do you have a crawl space to get to the boo roots......
 
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Old 10-09-22, 11:08 AM
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There is a crawl space, but I've never been down there. So I don't know whether the plant invaders are accessible from there. It's possible I'll have some workers down there in coming weeks or months and I'll have them take a look.
 
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Yeah........have them dig/pull roots and runners.....before they injure your foundation.
 
 

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