Is there a plant that would deter termites?

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  1. DW

    DW plains of Colorado Supporter

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    We have termites in the ground...would like a pole building...is there something that could be planted around the poles in the ground?
     
  2. Dahc

    Dahc Don't Tase me, bro!?!

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    There is also a bitumen based paint you can paint the bottom of the posts in before you set them in concrete but I can't remember the name of it. They use it a lot on steel to retard rust but I don't think termites like it.

    I would suggest cypress but it's termite resistance is only temporary.