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You may be bringing bugs home in your Christmas tree. Here's how to prevent it.



Once you find that perfect tree this Christmas, it may have some imperfections of the creepy, crawly kind. Beware, there could potentially be thousand bugs in your tree.

"Theres's an issue around lately with bugs or pests."
Tyler Kluck, manager of Kluck's Tree Farm

For example aphids or spider mites, others include bark beetles and praying mantises.

Most of these bugs are not dangerous, but they can be a nuisance.

Experts says to prevent them from getting into your home, give the tree a good inspection.

"The best time would be after it's wrapped and tied up because they cling to the bottom side of the branch. So as it's tied up you see the underneath side, that's when you would see them. If you take a white piece of paper, you shake the branch on that paper. If you smear it you may see some redness. That would mean you do have bugs in the tree."
Tyler Kluck

If you do find bugs inside your tree, take it outside to your garage or back yard and spray it with Neem oil, give it a couple of days and you should be good to go.


Our affiliate NBC 25 News in Flint, MI contributed to this story.

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