Did you know your Christmas tree could be infested with almost 25,000 little creepy crawlies?
Buying a Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for thousands of families, and there’s something nice about having that smell and freshness of a real tree. Just don’t forget they are part of nature and are homes for several types of insects!
Alphids, which are small black or brown bugs, are some of the most common offenders. Other insects include scale insects, bark beetles, psocids, and mites.
Keep an eye out for other signs of their presence, like feeding trails, eggs, or burrows.