Poison ivy

Poison ivy

So I found out the hard way that we have poison ivy in our yard - I guess I'm lucky that I only had one day to work in the yard last week, or it could have been worse. I'm planning to go out once my arm clears up and remove all of it that I can find; do I need to worry about removing the roots as well? (I checked the archives and couldn't find an answer.) I'd love to just be able to yank it up and get rid of it without hunting through the dirt to make sure I got everything (and then run inside and shower!), but if I have to dig the roots up I will. Also, any advice that you have regarding poison ivy would be welcome. I think I have the major points (wear long sleeves and gloves, don't touch it directly, be careful of dry leaves as well, wash up immediately with lots of soap, don't burn the plants), but experience says there will always be something I overlooked. Thanks!
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