TERMITES IN HUGE TREE STUMP

Asked September 15, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT

Huge stump is in middle of vegetable and flower garden ... will any kind of termite treatment poison soil for veggies and flowers?

Navajo County Arizona

1 Response

I would not recommend using a termiticide in a vegetable garden. There are several species of termite in Arizona, and it is probably okay just to let them run their course - they in the process of making soil for your garden!

However, please read these bulletins dealing with termites; if you determine the risk to your structures out way your garden space, you may want to treat them and just grow flowers for a few years:

https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files
/pubs/az1356.pdfhttp://
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1232.pdf
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1369.pdf
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1357.pdf