Whether you get a real tree every year or opt for an artificial tree that you store in your home, it is important to ensure your Christmas tree is free from pests before bringing it into your home this year. Both real and fake trees are targets of bugs such as spiders, roaches, and mites. Follow our tips below to keep your Christmas tree pest-free this holiday season.
Every Christmas tree can harbor insects, mites, or spiders. Some of these pests remain on the tree throughout winter and could become active after being exposed to the warm temperatures inside of your home. Although many will stay on the tree, a few may be attracted to sources of light, including light fixtures and windows.
Preventing these potential pests from getting into your home in the first place is your best bet.
We recommend the following tips to keep your real Christmas tree bug-free:
Artificial trees are usually kept in your basement, crawlspace, or attic for 11 months of the year when they are not being used. It is the perfect place for a bug to nest and lay eggs every year.
We recommend the following tips to keep your artificial Christmas tree bug-free: