For many of you, the Christmas tree has already been chopped, erected and decorated already, myself included. We only got a tabletop-sized tree, so examining it for bugs was an exceptionally easy process. But for those of you with a Sasquatch-sized tree, this is a much more daunting task. If you haven’t gotten your tree yet, well then this is a good thing to read first! I really don’t know why it never occurred to me that bugs might be living in these trees. DUH! Maybe you thought of it, maybe you found some by happenstance! The picture above? That’s a praying mantis egg sack. So while you don’t want it hatching in your house! But do remove it and put it in your garden because we need those guys!
Read on about what to do before you pick a tree before you take it home, and how to find unwanted stowaways: