With Thanksgiving behind us, most of us now turn our thoughts to decorating our homes for Christmas. That may mean bringing in a freshly cut Christmas tree. There have been a number of articles in the news recently about insects entering homes from Christmas trees. The good news is that the insects that may hitch hike a ride on the tree are really nothing to worry about.
The most common insects living on Christmas trees are aphids, adelgids or mites. Larger insects include bark beetles and praying mantids. These insects require both food and adequate humidity to live, both of which are not available in most homes.
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Tags: Adelgids, Aphids, Bark Beetles, Christmas Trees, Conifers, Evergreen trees, Mites, Pest Control, Praying Mantids