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Gregory writes,

Termites found in mulch bed, but none in house, which treatment is best?

While doing work in my mulch bed around my house, I found subterranean termites (workers and swarmers) in the mulch. I checked inside and outside the house and found no evidence of them inside the structure. What would be the best course of action in controlling the termites in the beds and to keep them out of my house? Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.


For subterranean termites you should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground around your home if you have not done so in years past.  When you do this it will protect the structure for a period of 7 years.  You can just spot treat the mulch area that you found, but that still leaves your house exposed.  The proper thing to do is to treat around your home by following these instructions in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article.  It is the only way to truly protect your house.

Answer last updated on: 05/03/2011

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