As you decorate for the holidays, the last thing you need to deal with is a pest problem. Unfortunately, that’s what you might have when you bring in a live Christmas tree. Find out more about why you might need pest control in Monmouth County this holiday season.
Christmas Tree Pests
With colder temperatures during the holidays, you’re not very likely to find any live pests in a real Christmas tree. However, there is a pest that can lay egg masses in these trees. If you don’t notice them before bringing them into your home, you could end up with a pest problem.
The spotted lanternfly has been known to leave egg masses in Christmas trees. When these trees are brought into heated homes, it’s warm enough for the eggs to hatch.
Spotted Lanternfly Problems
Spotted lanternflies really aren’t much of a danger to people or pets. They don’t carry or spread diseases, and they don’t contaminate food or destroy wood. However, they can be a pain to get rid of if you have an infestation of newly hatched nymphs in your home. You can lower this risk by carefully checking your live Christmas tree before you carry it inside your home for the season.
If you end up with a spotted lanternfly infestation in your home this holiday season, contact Allison Pest Control. We offer professional pest control in Monmouth County.