The Q&A Archives: Infested mulch

Question: I opened a bag of mulch to find a lot of centipedes running around in it. Should I or should I not use the mulch in my new flower garden?

Answer: Centipedes usually feed on decaying organic matter so I would not expect them to hurt your plants out in the garden. You could open it in the street and let them crawl out, then use the mulch.

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