The bamboo that had invaded my lawn was removed. It took the work of strong men with axes, but it was removed.
However, bamboo is tenacious. Bamboo can only really be stopped by several feet of concrete, and then only sometimes.
This bamboo hit the foundation of the house, couldn't go any further, and shot up from there. When people say bamboo grows fast, they aren't joking around. Compare the bamboo to the window frame. The left photo was taken on Monday. The right photo was taken today. That's a good 18" of growth in two days.
It can see in the windows now. I think it's watching me.