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Did Christmas Trees Bring Pests In Your Home?

| Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Control, Pesticides, Spiders

Enjoying the smell of the evergreen needles from a brightly decorated Christmas Tree is the sure way to get into the holiday spirit. However, bringing the fresh cut tree into your home from the wild also means possibly bringing in pests.

No need for immediate worrying as the typical pests that live on the coniferous trees are not dangerous or destructive. Plus, your home is not the correct habitat for them to survive.

Some insects that you may find on the tree are aphids, mites, bark beetles, spiders, and preying mantids. Although, these pests will die soon after bringing the tree indoors, the eggs will usually hatch with the warmer temperatures of your home. Then, you may have hundreds of insects crawling around your house.

To avoid this scenario, you will want to inspect the Christmas tree for any noticeable insects. Examine the underside of branches or at the trunk for small holes with sawdust trails means a bark beetle infestation.

Before bringing the Christmas tree indoors, give the tree a good shake to knock any small insects or spiders off and pick off any egg cases. There is no need to spray pesticides or chemicals on the tree. By doing this, you are hurting the tree and making it an indoor flammable object.

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