Thanksgiving will soon be gone and many people are gearing up to purchase their Christmas tree once the turkey hangover passes. Although having a bold and lush pine in your living room may be a beautiful sight, bringing something from the outside, in, can open the doors to unpleasant bug infestations.
Here’s a look at some of the most common bugs that can be found on a Christmas tree and how Buzz Kill Pest Control can help get your problem under control if insects start to decorate your tree more than the bulbs you’ve put on it.
How Many Bugs Could Be In My Tree?!
Every year, millions of trees are sold in the United States for the holidays. Although many Christmas tree farms may use pesticides to keep their goods pest-free, there is always the chance that creepy crawlies could still reside in the tree and start an infestation at your house.
Let’s put it this way, without pesticides involved, it’s likely that there could be up to 25,000 bugs coming into your home. The chemicals they use at the farms won’t kill them all, and that’s how you end up welcoming these unwanted guests for the holidays.
If you love your indoor plants, be prepared to say your “goodbyes” if an aphid infestation breaks out in your home. These pests love to inject their toxins into plants and stunt their growth or outright shrivel their leaves.
They also produce and release their own bodily fluids that turn into moldy fungi on the surfaces it rests on. In general aphids aren’t the worst infestation to have, but they definitely are not good housekeepers.
Spiders are common dwellers in any fir or pine tree. With spiders, you really never know what you’re going to get until they start to turn up. Infestations happen fast. So if you start to notice spiders around your home after you’ve brought the tree in, it’s time to reach out to an expert bug control service for help.
Mites are probably one of the biggest small bugs to be wary of with your Christmas tree. These tiny arthropods create irritating skin conditions with their bites. From small bumps, to swollen, inflamed skin, the results of mites in your home can be a painful outcome.
Mites are not blood feeding insects like ticks, so the chances of contracting a debilitating disease from them are slim. However, if you notice that you and your pets are experiencing irritated skin, it’s a good idea to schedule a home inspection with a local pest control specialist.
How Can Buzz Kill Pest Control Help?
Sometimes you may not even notice the bugs until after the holidays and an infestation has already spread. If that’s the case Buzz Kill Pest Control can offer both standard and specialized pest services that kill off unwanted spiders and insects in your home.
We can also enroll you in our maintenance plan that allows you to take advantage of preventative services throughout the year. This ensures that no pests can break through the barrier of protection we lay around your property.
Keep the Holidays Pest-Free With Buzz Kill Pest Control
If you and your family are experiencing a pest problem before the holidays, Buzz Kill Pest Control can help. Don’t let bugs and rodents put a damper on the festivities. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your home on our schedule.