There’s no better feeling than when you find the perfect Christmas tree.
Well, that feeling could vanish when you discover that your “perfect” tree has a ton of insects lurking on it.
Fox News Health talked to Nancy Troyano, Ph.D., an entomologist for the family of pest control brands Ehrlich, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X, who says that insects like aphids, adelgids, scales, bark beetles, psocids and mites are the suckers you are most likely to find living on pine trees. Troyano says that this insects are dormant for the winter but wake up “as soon as you bring the tree indoors and warm them up, they spring right back to life.”
If you are completely grossed out right now I have some good news for you. Troyano says that none of these insects are dangerous and they will not infest your home.
But if just knowing about that these little suckers are in your house is enough to drive you crazy Troyano’s says to give your tree a good shake before you bring it inside. You can also use a flashlight to check for any eggs or bird nests.
Then you’ll have your perfect, and insect free, Christmas tree to enjoy all season long.