Bringing Home More than Just the Tree: Common Bugs Found in Live Christmas Trees
There could be hundred or thousands of tiny crawling creatures just waiting to be transported into the home inside live Christmas trees.
December 5, 2019 — It’s the happy moment seen on friends’ social media posts these days: finding the Christmas Tree! But behind the smiling faces and the magic that perfect tree represents, could be hundred or thousands of tiny crawling creatures just waiting to be transported into the home.
The most common Christmas tree pests are aphids, spiders, and certain types of beetles. Most pests found on Christmas trees are not dangerous, but just unsightly and disturbing. Follow these steps to reduce the chances of bringing these insects into the home along with thetree:
Take a close look at the tree before taking it home.
Read online reviews from others whom have purchased trees at the same location.
Before bringing the tree inside, give it a good shake. If anything falls out, get a new tree.
Let the tree hang out outside the home for a day or two before bringing it inside to decorate it. Shake it once more before bringing it in and look for anything to fall out.
If after all these steps insects still get inside the home, vacuum the tree and flooring as thoroughly and frequently as possible and dispose of the vacuum contents in an outside trash bin.
If the problem persists or is too large to manage, consider contacting a professional pest control company to help rid of the infestation.
Chase Hazelwood, third generation owner of Go-Forth Pest Control explains, “Every year, without fail, our company receives panicked calls from homeowners begging our team to come out right away because aphids or spiders came into the home with the live Christmas tree. It’s just a hazard that can come along with that festive smell of a freshly cut Christmas Tree. Of course, our company is here to help.”
About Go-Forth Pest Control:
Go-Forth Pest Control was founded in 1959 in the North Carolina Triad. It has now grown to have branches in the Triad, Lake Norman, Charlotte and Raleigh. It is a family owned business now with its third generation owner. Go-Forth strives to have profound professionalism and customer service that makes customers, employees, and the community proud to be associated with Go-Forth Pest Control. It is home to the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 NC Statewide Technicians of the Year. Go-Forth is the only company in the state to be recognized with that track record. Go-Forth Pest Control is also a Family Business Award winner, a Triad Best Places to Work winner, a PCT Top 100 company, a NC Triad Fast 50 company, and an Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Company in America. www.go-forth.com/high-point-pest-control/
Go-Forth Pest Control
805 South Elm Street,
High Point, NC 27260