Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate is a good weed killer to get rid of bamboo. Bonide Kleenup Grass & Weed Killer is another herbicide that is effective on bamboo, according to Clemson.edu.
Bamboo can be invasive if not taken care of properly. To prevent overgrowth, users can take treated boards and push them in the ground around the bamboo. This creates a barrier to stop the spread. Users should also pull as much of the bamboo out of the ground as possible and try to remove the roots. When using a weed killer, it should be applied directly and reapplied as new growth begins, states Roundup.com.