Herbert had tried the traditional chemicals and and power tools before trying the goat process.
"I didn't start this out for a business, per se, I did it because I was doing invasive species removal with power equipment and gas and herbicide. I had an opportunity to kind of switch it," Herbert told WCAX.
City officials said that the poison ivy comes back every year with organic treatments not taming it, and this year has been bad.
The location of the weeds poses a problem. It is next to a river and kids and dogs use the path the weeds have grown near so chemicals are not ideal, WCAX reported.
The goats will be chomping down on the weeds for two weeks and will be back in the fall to tame the growth.