If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this year.
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
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
Here's the link:
Click here: LSU AgCenter . Formosan Subterranean Termites Portal
It does contain a statement that the gov't is TRYING to control it...
Control what? Why? I still say: Caveat Emptor! Regarding anything
coming out of any flooded area...including autos that were once under water
and CEO's desiring to continue their income will SAY ANYTHING! That
"anything" to me means that "I'm from Missouri", "show me". If this
termite can be sent elsewhere, then that creates big $ for some...and that's
the American way!
One could find out, though it would take some research. One clue, not limited
to this but
with any product, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Usually that
has to do with
a dirt low price. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that it is in fact true (LA
has a lot of
to get rid of...those truck loads have to go somewhere) and once the word is
out, it's time
for rumor control ... to allow the sellers to pocket $ and move on to the next
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