How to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs During the Holidays

Thinking about putting up a real Christmas tree this year instead of the same artificial one you’ve had for the past decade? In addition to leaving behind a mess of pine needles, they can also carry a variety of Christmas tree bugs like aphids and spiders that can stick around long after the holidays end.

If you want to enjoy your real Christmas tree without worrying about Christmas tree bugs, follow these winter pest control tips to prevent any uninvited guests from overstaying their welcome.

How to Get Rid of Tree Bugs

When you buy your real Christmas tree, you should inspect it carefully for signs of eggs and remove them. When exposed to the heat of your home, these eggs could hatch, setting off a Christmas tree bug infestation, so you need to be diligent about egg removal. Before bringing it into your house, you should shake the tree as hard as you can in order to get aphids and eggs off of it.

Be sure to vacuum the area around your Christmas tree vigorously after you take it out in order to remove any eggs or dead bugs left behind.

Aphid Control

Aphids are extremely small mites, practically invisible in many cases. However, while they might seem meek, they can multiply extremely quickly. Though they’re a threat to prized gardens, they’re only an annoyance to humans. Still, aphid control services can prevent your home from being overrun by the microscopic menaces and give you one less thing to worry about over the holidays.


For expert winter pest control, contact Terminix Canada today. Our expert pest exterminators can end bug infestation and get rid of Christmas tree bugs quickly and easily. We offer free consultations!