Man I'd hate thinking of myself as falling for a crap chain letter but since
I will be going a lot of mulch work around my yard this spring I figured I'd
ask, could the following e-mail warning be legit?:
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 Lowe's 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.
Mulch is still a natural termite and carpenter and attractant, even if
it doesn't come with them. After a particularly bad carpenter ant
infestation, that were living in mulch, I will never use it within 50'
of my house again.
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