Infested mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Mount Oliver, PA (Zone 6A)
Question by thebowens23
June 18, 2005
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 from NGA
June 18, 2005


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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