While experts at the University of Florida debunk rumors about termites being spread via bags of landscape mulch bought at large chain stores, the research confirms that mulch can contribute to termite infestations in your home. According to the experts, “We believe that mulch does contribute to termite infestations, but not because invasive species are spread with it. “
Mulch provides a thriving environment that attracts termites that are already established in the area by keeping the soil moist and temperatures moderate. Mulch that is spread too thick can also create a “bridge” over the termite treated perimeter, allowing termites to enter your home without contacting the soil treated with termiticides.
If you want to use mulch in your landscape, experts recommend that you follow these guidelines:
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