Raise your hand if you’re Team #RealTree. We get it. There’s nothing like marching out to a farm to hand-pick the star of your holiday decor or the fresh scent that fills your home for the rest of the season. But there’s one thing you need to make sure you cross off of your to-do list before bringing home your freshly-chopped-down tree: Making sure critters aren’t living on the trunk or branches.
Since tree bugs go dormant during cold months, you might not notice them at first. But once the tree is inside your warm home, they’ll wake up. Yikes. And apparently there could be up to 25,000 bugs in one Christmas tree. Double yikes! So what kind of insects should you be on the lookout for, exactly?