Up to 25,000 Bugs Could be in Your Christmas Tree
Christmas tree lots are officially open across the Treasure Valley. And even though there's a reported Christmas Tree shortage in the Pacific North West, it looks like there's plenty of inventory to choose from.
If you enjoy the benefits of having a real tree in your house during the holidays, you may be surprised to know you maybe bringing some uninvited guests into your house via your tree.
A recent study published by Safer Brand reports that up to 25,000 bugs could be living in a single tree.
There are a few simple steps you can follow to help reduce the amount of potential insects you bring into your house.
#1 Shake Your Tree- Most tree lot's will do this per your request.
#2 Leave your tree in a garage for a day or so to let things settle out. If you have a heated garage most of the insects will wake up thinking it's spring.
#3 Check the tree to make sure there is no webbing or nesting.