Christmas Tree

If you've noticed any weird bugs in your place lately, there might be a festive reason.

December 10, 2019

If you got a real tree this year, take a close look at the branches to make sure there aren't any bugs crawling around in there, or little white eggs on the branches.

Most tree lots shake their trees to remove any bugs and loose needles, but not always.  And even if they do, the eggs might still be on there.

The good news is any bugs you find probably won't be dangerous.  For example, ticks don't hang out in trees, and they don't lay eggs there either.

If you do find more than a few bugs, the best thing to do is vacuum them up.  Or if it's a LOT of bugs, you might need to throw the tree out.

The good news is bugs that live in evergreens tend to stay there.  So they probably won't stray far from the tree, or spread to houseplants.