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Shake that Christmas Tree: Ensuring a Pest-Free Festive Season

Ah, the glow of twinkling lights, the scent of pine in the air, and the warmth of holiday memories: the quintessential Christmas tree experience. I can’t help but flash back to my childhood, where the thrill of waking up to a splendidly adorned tree was the season’s highlight. The authenticity of real trees and the convenience of fake ones hold special memories for me. However, with real trees come real-life companions. And by companions, I mean bugs. Yes, that’s right!

Unwanted Gifts: Pests in Your Christmas Tree

Now, I hate to put a damper on the festive spirit, but addressing the insect hitchhikers that might accompany your tree is crucial. You’d be surprised how many little critters fancy a ride from the farm to your cozy living room. Some common culprits include aphids, mantises, and spiders. While Christmas tree farms do their best, some sneaky pests can still evade their vigilance. So, how can you enjoy the joy and aroma of a real Christmas tree without unintentionally inviting the bug world for a holiday feast?

Barrier’s Guide to a Bug-Free Holiday Season

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Before setting up that tree in your living room, give it a hearty shake outside. Doing so will dislodge any critters clinging on for dear life.

Maintain a Tidy Tree Perimeter: A spick-and-span area around your tree ensures you’re not inadvertently rolling out the red carpet for pests. Regularly clean fallen needles and refresh the water. It’s crucial to eliminate any hidey-hole for potential bug guests.

Stay Vigilant: Keep an eye out even after setting up your tree. If you see any stragglers, don’t panic! A simple vacuum or broom can swiftly handle the situation.

After the Holidays: Ensure Your Home Stays Pest-Free

While the festive season is undeniably magical, it doesn’t mean you want to keep your insect guests around when it’s over. If you notice some pests sticking around even after the tree and decorations have been put away, it’s time to call in the pros.

At Barrier, we’re dedicated to ensuring your home remains your sanctuary. For our neighbors in the Treasure Valley, we’re just a call away. Remember our number – (208)463-4533. Our trusted team will be there to guarantee you can reminisce about the holidays without worrying about unexpected critters.

Have you got concerns about termites? Fear not! We’ve got your back. Reach out, and we’ll ensure that your home stays termite-free. So, as you prepare for the festive season, remember we’re here to ensure it’s as merry and bug-free as possible!

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Because of who we are, our history, our commitment to the future, our guarantee, and the specific standards that we hold ourselves to, we are confident that you will want to do business with us. Give us a call at (208) 463-4533 to request a quote! We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.