Wood Chips as mulch vs. Ants
I'm considering mulching the paths in my veggie patch with wood chips. I'm in NH. What can you tell me about problems with ants, as DH seems to think that whenever he's heard anyone talking about having used WC, that they regret it because it brings in ants.
I usually have dry areas in my regular flower beds which tend to be perfect host areas for colonies of the smallish ants, but they don't seem to hurt anything and merely 'exist' in their little colonies. Course, if I accidentally dig one up while planting something, they let me know, and go into instant attack mode. (They aren't fire ants; we don't have those up here, but they are defensive little critters en masse!)