You may have found the perfect Christmas tree at the lot to bring home to the family this year, but it could be infested with as many as 25,000 insects. Everything from aphids to weevils could be tucked up inside the branches of that spruce in the living room.

Not only could insects be taking up residence in your decorative tree but even mice and snakes could also be hidden away in your new decoration.

Fortunately, tree sellers are starting to make use of techniques like bathing and mechanically shaking the trees in order to get rid of any unwanted company for when Saint Nick comes sliding down the chimney.

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