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Does mulch attract termites?

Yes, mulch will attract termites
11%
In some cases
41%
No, mulch does not attract termites
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Question: Does mulch attract termites?
Top Answer (41% of 17 votes): In some cases.

Answer: Yes, mulch will attract termites
Explanation: It's not the actual mulch, but the coolness that attracts the termites.
Valleys And Peaks Landscaping, LLC
Answer: No, mulch does not attract termites
Explanation: Most mulch has been treated for termites and insects.
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases it can
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, mulch does not attract termites
Explanation: No. Mulch does not attract termites. But you should still keep it from touching the edge of the house.
DG Lawnscaping
Answer: No, mulch does not attract termites
Explanation: Termites are not drawn to the wood itself but to the cool, moist protection it provides. They can be found in similar numbers beneath bark, wood, gravel, and rubber mulch, though fresh wood chips may have the added attraction of providing a food source.
GLOBAL ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, LLC
Answer: No, mulch does not attract termites
Explanation: In Florida, termite infestation is rare. Most cannot survive the chipping process when mulch is created. When termites are separated from their "colony" their chance of survivorship is minimized. In general, mulch does not attract termites to an extent that mulch installation is not warranted.
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