Does Pine Bark Attract Termites?

When used in mulches, pine bark attracts termites. Termites eat pine bark mulch, but are mainly drawn to pine bark because of the protection mulch provides from the elements and for its' moisture content. Avoid using pine bark mulch around wooden door frames and windows and along wooden siding.

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