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Ca Ag Officials Countering E-mail Claims Of Termite Infested Mulch

Sacramento, CA — An e-mail hoax has attracted the attention of state agriculture officials.

The e-mail hoax warns California consumers to avoid buying mulch from home improvement stores, because it may contain wood from Louisiana that is infested with termites.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture says Louisiana has quarantined areas where the termites exist.

California already inspects incoming shipments of mulch to make certain they are pest-free.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh