Answer: To be honest I can't promise termites would never find your mulch. If termites are in the area I suppose it is possible they would be attracted to any wood -- including that used as mulch. However, since most buildings have been treated to prevent termite infestation, many gardeners feel comfortable using chipped or shredded wood or bark as mulch in the beds around their homes. Generally speaking, an organic mulch is certainly beneficial since it feeds the soil as it breaks down and a nearby "free" source of mulch is always nice. One caveat, though, would be that it is usually a good idea to let green wood chips age for a bit (say a year) before using them directly around plants (pathway use should be fine without aging).
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