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DECEMBER 16 2021 /
There can be up to 25,000 bugs living in a single Christmas tree that continue to breed and multiply long after the holiday season has ended and the tree has been removed from your house. The thousands of bugs that typically live in Christmas trees include spiders and mites, aphids, aeglids, scale insects, bark beetles, praying mantis and sawflies – all carrying a multitude of diseases and germs with them.
While homeowners had their “visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads” this past holiday season – eggs may have been hatching and bugs multiplying throughout your home – leaving a significant bug infestation to deal with in the months after the holidays are over – or at least until treated. The bugs that live in trees go dormant during the cold months, but once in your warm home the process of breeding and multiplying is set in motion and progresses even after the tree has been trashed.
Most people like to keep their tree up for as long as possible; there’s nothing that compares to that pine scent and the beauty of a decorated tree. This is fine to do, but be sure to take the following precautions:
If you are worried that there may pests that may have joined in on the holiday fun at your home, contact JP McHale Pest Management today!