Spiders and Mites
Despite their diminutive size, mites can cause big headaches. Needle loss and red stains left on
carpet and ornaments are two of mites’ more common transgressions. As for spiders, their
history as one of nature’s chief fright-causers is well documented. The last thing some of your
relatives want is to see one saunter out of your Christmas tree. If you see a spider on your tree,
a good spider removal
plan starts with checking for egg sacs so that freshly hatched spiderlings
can’t get too comfortable in your home.
Praying mantises are fond of many types of trees, and they can be hard to spot due to their
green color and spindly bodies. The best way to nip an infestation in the bud is to inspect your
Christmas tree for light tan, walnut-sized egg masses. It takes a few weeks for these to hatch
once inside your home, so you have some time to do a thorough search if needed.
These bugs are far less common than the other pests mentioned here, but they’re worth being
aware of – especially if you’ve selected a spruce or pine for your Christmas tree. Adult sawflies
are black and yellow but originate from brown cocoons detectable by the naked eye under close
Aphids are harmless. A little frightening to some people, but completely harmless. These insects
tend to inhabit the lower, main branches of a tree, whether we’re talking about a spruce, Fraser
Fir, or evergreen. If you plan on ridding your home of an unusually large group of aphids, make
sure not to squash them on furniture or carpet, since they’re prone to leaving a purple/reddish
Tips for Pest-Proofing Your Christmas Tree
- Ask the lot attendant to shake the tree to dislodge any insectoid stowaways. In fact,
some tree lots have tree shakers you can use.
- Leave the tree in a garage or covered area for a few days prior to setting it up.
- Before bringing the tree inside, get a white sheet or drop cloth and shake the tree one final time.
- If particularly sneaky pests manage to evade detection/dislodgement, use a vacuum to remove them safely
and easily. If you’re faced with a large number of pests, contact our nearby pest control company.
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