Christmas Tree Pests
Pests that can infest Christmas trees
With Christmas approaching, many families opt for a natural authentic Christmas tree to celebrate with. However, if you are not careful you may find a number of pests in your home. Insects are likely to become active when brought into a warm home from the cold harsh outdoors. The typical Christmas trees sold include spruces, pine & firs. The types of pests that can infest these Christmas trees are aphids, mites and beetles.
Also known as greenfly, blackfly and plant lice these insects range from 1mm to 7mm in size and suck sap from plants and can leave a sticky substance called honeydew which can cause sooty like moulds to grow. Their feeding on plants can cause stunting of growth and there are over 500 types in Britain alone. Some aphids only feed on one or two species of plant.
Christmas trees can also harbour spiders that will naturally feed on any insects active on the tree. Spiders are a common house pest and females generally enter homes at this time of year looking for a nesting site. Males will often be spotted moving about searching for females for mating with.
Treatment of Christmas tree pests
If you are having issues with any insect that may have come into your home with your new Christmas tree PEST UK can help. A technician can visit your home and provide a residual insecticide spray around infected areas on clean surfaces. This type of treatment can help drastically reduce any insect problem you may have so you can get back to enjoying your Christmas.
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.
Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding types of pests that can infest Christmas trees or any other pest problem you may have.