Killing bamboo plants with electricity?? This might be a crazy idea but I'm wondering if it's possible to kill bamboo roots with electricity. I have a bamboo bush that I pulled but the remaining roots will sprout new plants. Bamboo plants are hard to kill. Would I be able to kill the roots if I connect 120VAC to one of the roots and Neutral to a ground rod installed near the roots? I think what will happen is the current will travel throughout the root networks and fry them.