Does Pine Straw Attract Termites?

Formosan termite, foraging through wood and dirt

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our March 28 broadcast:

Cheryl is concerned the pine straw around her house will attract termites.

Pine needles themselves don’t provide nutrition for termites. However, pine straw will keep the ground below wet.  This moisture could attract termites to your home.

For more information on termites check out this special Today’s Homeowner Podcast all about termites.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer! Read the blog from the March 28 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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