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(mulch)client e mailed this hurricane in New Orleans

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ant, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    what do u guys think about this?

    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 in many 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: LSU AgCenter . Formosan Subterranean Termites Portal
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    A customer told me she had heard about that. I don't belive any of it and I don't think I have to worry because my supplier gets his stock locally.
    Is that article for real or is it just B.S.? I've heard different answers from differewnt people and am a little bit confused!
  4. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    A friend of mine said everything that comes out of there is treated. I dont think they can live in cold temps and survive. I Hope I'm in the business the colonys in Memphis are gone I believe

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