Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like the smell of a freshly cut evergreen tree. But did you know that when you bring that fresh cut tree into your home you could also be inviting spiders, beetles, mites and aphids for the holidays!
Most importantly, do not spray your tree with aerosol pesticides. These products are highly flammable and can do more harm than good! Most insects will die within days due to lack of food and will fall from the tree and can be vacuumed up.
Also, don’t forget to check holiday decorations containing dried flowers or potpourri. Make sure to tightly seal all those goodies and leftovers to prevent roaches and rodents from having a holiday feast of their own! Remove trash nightly, if possible.
Make sure the only guests you have for the holidays are invited!
Contact your local HomeTeam Pest Defense branch and schedule a thorough inspection of your home and perimeter before the holiday season begins.
HomeTeam Pest Defense, a professional pest control service, discusses avoiding holiday pests and gives tips to protect your Christmas tree from bugs.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.