Invasive Species Awareness
General Control Measures – Plant Contact Toxins
Avoiding contact with these plants is the best control
Wear long sleeved tops and trousers
If ground must be cleared then take advice on the best method to use
Immediate First Aid
Keep any areas of skin exposed to the sap away from sunlight.
Remove any embedded fragments in skin e.g. nettle hairs or thorns (common nettle or Blackthorn).
Wash skin with soapy water.
Irrigate eyes ( if sap has come into contact with eyes) with eyewash solution.
Seek medical advice if symptoms persist.
In rare cases individuals may go into anaphylactic shock in such cases medical attention should be sought immediately.