Yes, removing poison ivy oil from tools and
equipment is important to avoid a rash through secondary
contamination. Urushiol can stay on these items for a long time,
possibly years, causing a rash when you come in contact with them
the next time.
An effective way to remove poison ivy or oak oil from these
items is to use Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser. Just wipe on
the cleanser and then remove with a cloth or rinse off with water.
Be sure to follow the directions on the bottle. It is also
important to remove urushiol from your clothing, shoes and your
pet's fur if they come in contact with the plants.
For more information, visit our page titled "How to use
Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser on pets, clothing, tools,
equipment and more."