termites in potting soil
I purchased potting soil for annuals and there are termites in it. how do i kill them?
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You can try sterilizing the potting mix by putting 2 pounds in a microwave-safe container for 90 seconds.

Or, you can do it in a traditional oven by spread soil in a cookie sheet and wrap aluminum foil around it. Insert a meat or candy thermometer into the center of the soil and preheat the oven to 190F. Bake it for 30 minutes.



---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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