I'm bidding this job against one other landscaper. I believe my design is far better and cost effective. So does the customer. However, the other contractor told the customer that he will be using pine straw mulch because it prevents termites from traveling in the yard. The customer had a knee jerk reaction to this as termites are a great concern in my area. Is this true? I've never heard this before and I've asked other operators. They never heard about this either. I thought termites travel under ground. Personally, I think pine straw is "plain jane". Is this termite thing true?