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Answered 2015-07-15 18:28:56
Mulch and TermitesMulch adjacent to the foundation can provide food and moisture needed by termites and other insects.

This should not be a real problem as long as you have a pest control company regularly inspect and spray.

CORRECT ANSWER:Im told that cedar, cypress and redwood much is too hard for termites to eat because its so dense. So the answer is no. AnotherI am not an expert, so this info needs to be confirmed or refuted by one. Hopefully a true expert will improve these answers, and in the meantime these answers will have to be from a lay standpoint.

Over many years I have been told that Redwood and Cedars [same family] are among the softest woods existing, but that does not matter in relation to the question regarding "...termites and other house problems."

It is my understanding that Cedar and Redwood contain a very strong oil [which by the way is what causes the odor of these woods] which acts as a repellent for insects. IF this is true, then rather than causing problems, Cedar and Redwood mulch would be a good thing for your yard and house, as the mulch would repel insects.

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