Choosing mulch for termite zones

Approved mulches for termite management areas

  • Bark mulch
  • Pine bark nuggets
  • Cocoa shell mulch
  • Decorative landscape stone
  • Rubber mulch
  • Peat moss (mix in soil)
  • Coffee bean husk (mix in soil)
  • Coconut husk/coir (mix in soil)

Please don’t use these mulches in termite management areas

  • Cedar mulch
  • Black, red, or yellow colour enhanced mulch
  • Wheat straw

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