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Earlier this week, we re-posted a news article alerting people about the potential to bring hundreds of insects into your home on a Christmas tree. While that many bugs on one tree may be a bit extreme, it got us thinking about some other tips to consider this holiday season. Unfortunately, bringing insects inside your home this season could be the least of your worries. Bringing insects inside your home this season

1- I think almost everyone has seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at some point in their lives. Remember the squirrel scene? We've actually encountered similar scenarios, where a squirrel or other furry critter has hitched a ride inside on a Christmas tree. Our advice? Give it a good shake outside before you bring it in.

2- Rodents can easily hitch a ride inside on a Christmas tree, but you're more likely to experience a mouse problem via more traditional openings. Think about why mice want to come inside during he winter: to get warm. Whether you're bringing a tree inside to decorate or welcoming guests into your home, it's not uncommon for mice to scurry inside when we leave doors open. Now is also a good time to have a pest management professional inspect your basement and attic for potential entry points.

3- Common insects that may hitch a ride on a Christmas tree tend to be outdoor pests like beetles. If you do notice an influx of insect activity, try to save the bug in a plastic bag so a pro at Burgess Pest Management can identify it and treat appropriately. Self-treating with over-the-counter products can be risky if you're misapplying or mistreating the wrong target pest.

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