Newspaper – Attracting Termites

Q: What item can be used to block weeds in a flower bed? I have been using newspaper, which works great but I’ve been told it can attract termites.

A: The newspaper can attract termites, but so does every limb and stick that touches the ground in your landscape. If you have a professionally maintained termite barrier around the house, it doesn’t matter if a few termites are eating your newspaper and yard debris.

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