– Low start-up costs – Poison ivy removal can be done with minimal investment. All you need is the proper protective equipment, such as long pants, long sleeves, gloves, and goggles. You also may want to invest in herbicides or other products to help control the poison ivy.
– High demand – Poison ivy removal is a service that is in high demand, especially during the summer and spring months. Homeowners and businesses may need help with their poison ivy problem before they even know it exists.
– Flexible hours – Since you are self-employed, you can work when it is convenient for you. You can also choose to work part-time or full-time depending on your needs and preferences.
– Limited customer base – Depending on the area you are operating in, your potential customer base may be limited. Your success will depend largely on how well you market and promote your business.
– Dangerous – Poison ivy can cause an allergic reaction, which can be extremely uncomfortable if exposed. It is important to take the proper precautions when handling poison ivy and other similar plants.
– Time consuming – Removing poison ivy requires patience and a lot of time, especially if the area is densely populated. It may take several hours to properly remove all of the poison ivy and make sure it does not come back.
– Weather dependent – Depending on the weather, you will not be able to work in certain conditions. For example, if there is a rainstorm, you may need to wait until the area dries out before starting your work.