I've wanted to landscape around our house for two years. Our current landscaping consists of some white rock and a few hostas. I'd love to get rid of the white rock and go back to mulch. However, my hubby won't go there. He's afraid of drawing termits to the house and doesn't want to risk doing that. I've been reading everything I can, in hopes of talking him into using mulch. Our house is brick and vinyl siding so I'm thinking it would take awhile before we'd have any real problems. We've never had problems with them in this house. We did have a problem with them when we lived in a house years ago that had all wood siding.
While doing my research, I found some interesting things about termites that I didn't know. They will eat books. That makes sense because books are made with wood. I just thought it was creepy though. I could be sitting around one day reading a novel and turn the page only to find a huge termite. That's just gross! Maybe I'll change my mind on our landscaping situation. Especially if I keep dreaming about finding termites in our house!