It is that time of the year when we bring a live tree inside our home, adorn it with beautiful lights and décor as we join in the festive spirit of Christmas. But we all know that a pine and fir tree can be home to a host of bugs like mites, mantids, aphids, and more. You would not want to bring these pesky little critters inside your home, right? Because of that, it is very important for you to make sure that your Christmas tree is pest free.
The best method of pest control is always one that does not involve the use of sprays or chemicals. A lot of Christmas tree lots offer the utilization of mechanical tree shakers to get rid of egg clusters, nests, and most of the bugs that may be residing on the tree. You may also try to manually shake it vigorously.
Fortunately, there are only a few kinds of bugs that actually reside in Christmas trees are harmful to humans. However, they can still be a nuisance. You can take out these insects by coating your Christmas tree with neem oil or Diatomaceous Earth. Meanwhile, if you are having problems with pest infestation inside your home, one that’s been around even before you brought in your Christmas tree, be sure to call a professional Myrtle Beach pest control company.
Apart from pest-proofing your tree, you may also wish pet proof it. If you have dogs, make sure that they do not chew on your tree. Be sure to place ornaments at a height that they cannot reach. For cats, make sure that your Christmas tree has a secure and heavy base to prevent it from falling. Also, be certain that when you water your tree, your cat should not be able to access the water container to avoid possible poisoning.
You may also think about spraying your tree with Bitter Apple, which cats hate. You should also give your cat a chance to check your tree out. It will also give you an idea as to how your pet will react and determine the level of protection that the tree needs from your cat.
Childproofing your tree is also important. Unless your kids are already at the age where they understand that the Christmas tree is off limits, you still need to take precautionary measures. The most important thing here is to prevent your child from pulling the tree. If you are willing to comprise the tree height, you can place the tree on a table, which your child will find difficult to reach. You may also install a safety gate so your child will be restricted from going anywhere near the tree.
Preparing for Christmas can be stressful. But you need to make sure that everything is well organized, your home looks great, your Christmas décor is perfect, and your family safe.
Call AAA Pest Control if you need professional assistance in getting rid of your pest problem.
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