You have my sympathies Lonn. Like Miotch I didn't get it as a kid but started being allergic in my 20's. Now it does really nasty things to me. I hunt it down and terminate the stuff with extreme prejudice. I found it wise to learn to identify the plant, which can look like other plants at various stages. Mature vines on trees can resemble many other climbing plants, and young Virginia Creeper sometimes shows only three leaflets instead of five, making it resemble Poison Ivy. Birds love its fruit and happily spread the dang stuff. I avoid using herbicides but I make an exception for Poison Ivy. I spot treat it with glyphosate (Roundup or equivalent). I mix up a spray bottle with a 2 to 3% solution and carefully spray the leaves. I avoid spraying anything else since it is very effective at killing broadleaf plants. I do this twice on subsequent days when there is no rain. The plant absorbs it and it interferes with growth processes. The plant withers and dies within a few days. It's best to do this in late spring or early summer when the plant is undergoing heavy growth.