Pest-Proofing Your Christmas Tree
If you live in one of the 30 million households that buy a real Christmas tree every year, you know how cherished this tradition is. Whether you get a Douglas fir or a pine tree, you know how beautiful Christmas trees are! Unfortunately, many Christmas trees are teeming with insects. To avoid a pest infestation in your home this holiday season, there are a number of ways you can prevent Christmas tree bugs.
What are Christmas Tree Bugs?
There are several types of insects known to infest real Christmas trees, from Douglas firs and spruce trees to balsam firs and white pines. Even though most Christmas tree insects are harmless, it’s important to know what you may be bringing in your home with your new tree. Some of the most common Christmas tree insects include:
How to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Pests
When you bring home your Christmas tree, the last thing you want to discover is a bunch of insects hiding inside! To prevent a Christmas tree pest problem, there are three main things you can do:
- Thoroughly inspect the tree. Before picking a winner, inspect the Christmas tree for irregularities, spots, damaged branches or trunk, or insect activity.
- Shake out the tree. By yourself or with the tree attendant, vigorously shake out the tree to get rid of bugs.
- Store the tree in the garage initially. Keep the tree in your garage or a covered area for a few days to encourage lingering insects out.
Preventing and Controlling Christmas Tree Insects
The good news is that most Christmas tree bugs aren’t suited to living indoors and will die off within a few days. Regardless, you may wish to try returning your Christmas tree to the lot from which you purchased it. To learn more ways you can prevent Christmas tree insects, call the pest exterminators at Presto-x “Formerly Fischer” today!
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