Planning on cutting down your own Christmas tree? Beware of ticks. Ticks thrive in the same terrain as Christmas tree farms—wooded areas with dry grass and leaf litter. Prevent tick bites by wearing long pants tucked into your socks (ignore the fashion police) and repel ticks with DEET or Permethrin. The CDC has excellent advice.
Pests Poised to Crash Your Christmas Tree Farm Fun
About the Author: Garrett Thrasher
Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.