Sunday, March 12, 2006

Formosa Termite Hoax E-Mail

Aims at Lowes and Home Depot!

This was first spotted in 2006 and is now making the rounds -


If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this year. After the hurricane in New Orleans many trees were blown over. These trees were then turned into mulch and the state is trying to get rid of tons and tons of this mulch to any state or company who will come and haul it away. So it will be showing up in Home Depot and Lowes at dirt cheap prices with one huge problem; Formosan Termites will be the bonus in many of those bags. New Orleans is one of the few areas in the country were the Formosan Termites has gotten a strong hold and most of the trees blown down were already badly infested with those termites. Now we may have the worst case of transporting a problem to all parts of the country that we have ever had. These termites can eat a house in no time at all and we have no good control against them, so tell your friends that own homes to avoid cheap mulch and know were it came from


Snopes comes through again!

prying1 sez: IT'S A COMMUNIST PLOT AGAINST CAPITALISM!!! - Both Lowes and Home Depot have performed above and beyond the call of business concerning Hurricane Katrina
- Quote - Craig Johnson, president of retail consulting group Customer Growth Partners, said he expects Home Depot to soon announce relief plans as well. "Based on similar situations in the past, both Home Depot and Lowe's have responded quickly," Johnson said. - end quote -

OK, maybe it is not a communist plot - (which reminds me of a joke. What's the difference between Russia and the United States? - Answer: Russia does not have a Communist party...) - but whoever the fool was that originally sent this one out must have known he was spreading lies and that it would hurt the business of two companies that have certainly accomplished more for people than the rectal aperture hoaxer ever did. I'm willing to bet he has never owned a business nor paid people wages or a salary.

If found the idiot ought to be tarred and feathered!

Hat tip to Papergirl8 - Visit her ebay sales!

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