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Does cedar mulch attract termites?

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Cedar mulch does not attract termites because it is toxic to them. Cedar mulch is used in gardening and landscaping to help plants retain water and inhibit the growth of weeds.

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Termites tend to stay away from cedar wood because of the naturally occurring oil and resin it contains. When termites do ingest cedar mulch, the resin contained in it may be toxic to them.

Cedar mulch is ideal for homeowners who want to repel termites, but it needs to be replaced when it begins to age and rot. To repel termites, cedar mulch should be place near homes to allow for water drainage because termites thrive in damp habitats.

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