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November 28, 2017

 

It's official.  The annual Holiday rush has begun before the last bits of Thanksgiving Turkey have been plucked from the bone.  Black Friday has come and gone and Cyber Monday is well on it's way.  Many families mark the beginning of the season with the choosing of the tree, whether you cut it down yourself or select one from a local retailer, fresh cut evergreen trees are a common tradition.  Did you know your tradition is also the habitat for up to 25,000 bugs according to this article by Fox News .

 

 

If you are one of many that enjoy a live tree around the holiday season, and still want to avoid the spiders, praying mantis, mites, and bark beetles that reside there, then it is suggested to check the tree for any insect nests and let the tree sit in the garage a few days before setting it up, also shake it out over a white sheet befor