Formosan termite in mulch?
There is a rumor sweeping the internet that mulch that is infested with Formosan termites is being exported from the hurricane-stricken areas of Louisiana. Supposedly, downed trees and other wood infested with these voracious termites is being shredded for mulch. The department of agriculture in Louisiana vigorously denies this. They have quarantined all such wood.
I just read that this Formosan termite is already in the Chicago area from an earlier wood shipment from Asia. Does anyone know if this is true or is it just another internet hoax? I had thought the Formosan termite might not be able to survive our northern winters.