infested backyard

Asked April 21, 2017, 3:55 PM EDT

I was going to put the mulch in my backyard and found some places had been infested (by ants or termites). Attached is a picture. Should I kill them before applying mulch? Thanks.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This is normal ant activity. They belong outdoors and are beneficial decomposers and soil aerators.
Don't kill them, just spread your mulch.