I copied and pasted this that my grandpa sent me he found it on better homes and gardens. Don't know how you all get your mulch (i'm sure most like myself buy in bulk) and I don't know where your suppliers get it, but I know that my supplier makes their mulch on site and they are in the lumber business they only buy NATIVE only lumber so I will be fine. Not only can you use this knowledge to protect your customers but also as a selling point to warn other potential mulch customers not to do it theirself, as they will likely buy bad mulch and you know where yours originates. "Subject: FW: Dangerous Mulch Better Homes and Gardens discussion site If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this year. After the hurricane in New Orleans many trees were blown over. These trees were then turned into mulch and the state is trying to get rid of tons and tons of this mulch to any state or company who will come and haul it away. So it will be showing up in Home Depot and Lowes at dirt cheap prices with one huge problem; Formosan Termites will be the bonus inmany of those bags. New Orleans is one of the few areas in the country were the Formosan Termites has gotten a strong hold and most of the trees blown down were already badly infested with those termites. Now we may have the worst case of transporting a problem to all parts of the country that we have ever had. These termites can eat a house in no time at all and we have no good control against them, so tell your friends that own homes to avoid cheap mulch and know were it came from. Here's the link: Click here: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/environment/insects/Termites/formosan_termites/ "