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How To Get Rid Of Pests From Your Christmas Tree In Five Simple Steps 

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Nothing is more pleasing than the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree being brought home, ready to be decorated with lights, ornaments, garlands, and a star on top. However, one thing that people often forget about is the bugs that come with the tree. Christmas trees can have thousands of tiny bugs, and bringing them home can disrupt your holiday spirit. 

Pests can cause a lot of damage to your property and also to your health. It is essential that you have an exterminateur laval service in place in order to keep pests out of your home and out of the places where they can cause damage.

If you are worried about Christmas tree bugs, you can solve the problem with a few simple steps only. However, if the bugs have already made their way into your house, you may call the residential pest control service.

Pest-proofing your Christmas tree in five simple steps

Step 1: Check the tree thoroughly. 

When we say check, we mean inspecting every possible branch thoroughly to look for insects sitting on them. Some insects are tiny and can barely be seen with naked eyes. Make sure you keep an eye out for these tiny creatures, or you may also take the help of a magnifying glass. Using a flashlight can also help you shine a light on any nests and eggs inside the tree branches. 

Step 2: Shake the tree vigorously. 

No matter how much you inspect a tree, some insects are good at hiding and making themselves scarce so that the human population cannot spot them easily. Therefore, your next step is shaking the tree vigorously so that all the leftover insects can fall off the branches. Make sure you grab the truck and shake with all your force. Do not forget to wear protective gloves. 

Step 3: Leave your tree in the garage. 

Bring your Christmas tree home a few days early and let it sit in the garage for a couple of days before moving it inside the house. This will allow any leftover insect eggs to hatch in the garage instead of your house. 

Step 4: Keep the vacuum cleaner close. 

Because pine tree has over 20,000 tiny creatures living on them, it is quite impossible to get rid of all of them by just a few shakes. Therefore, it is possible that you may see a few of them near the area where you keep the tree. Keeping the vacuum cleaner nearby will allow you to suck up these critters and prevent them from spreading quickly. 

Step 5: Keep bug food away. 

Bugs need food to survive. Even if they get inside your house, they won’t last long if they do not get to eat anything. Make sure you keep food locked away in airtight containers, including pet food. Also, keep your kitchens and trash cans clean.