Mulch surprise

Asked May 31, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT

Hi, I found little white wormlike creatures wriggling around in a bag of mulch. I closed the bag and came back 2 days later and they were dead. What are they and will live ones harm my flowers and shrubs?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

These are larval termites. They cannot live here, and just opening the bag or spreading the mulch dries out their bodies and kills them.
They are nothing to be worried about.