We're expecting a bunch of our friends for the party this year!  Let us know if you plan to attend, but here are some of our friends that have already confirmed their availability:

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Large number of grasshoppers can kill seedlings planted in grassy areas or devour the needles and bark of larger trees.

Party tip: Keep the karaoke machine away from them!

Black Cutworm Moth

Black Cutworm Moth

Black Cutworm Moth

Feed on the stems at the soil surface. They do not consume an entire plant but rather take a few bites from one plant before moving to the next plant or another row.

Party tip: Picky, noisy, and snobby; you know those in-laws...

Bagworm

Bagworm

Bagworm

Are serious pests, capable of rapid build-up and extensive defoliation.

Party tip: You'll need 5 martinis before you consider taking one home! 

Spruce Spider Mite

Spruce Spider Mite

Spruce Spider Mite

They can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed. Spider mites are known to feed on several hundred species of plant.

Party tip: Even they won't touch the fruitcake. 

European Pine Shoot Moth

European Pine Shoot Moth

European Pine Shoot Moth

These moths feed on new shoots, resulting in dead shoots and branches, and crooked trunks.

Party tip: On the plus side, they use the leftovers to build you little wooden presents. 

Lice

Lice

Lice

Any Christmas tree can harbor Lice; some of these may remain on the tree into winter and could become active after being exposed to the warm temperatures inside the home.

Party tip: They even offer free haircuts!

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spiders

There may be a generalized or systemic body reaction in sensitive individuals. Symptoms include chills, fever, bloody urine, fatigue, jaundice, pain in the joints, nausea.

Party tip: It's always the quiet ones who drink the most booze...

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer ticks are potential carriers of Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis.

Party tip: Other than that, they are a fun bunch!

Anomala Beetle

Anomala Beetle

Anomala Beetle

Adult beetles feed mostly on new needles, cutting notches just above the needle sheath. This causes the needle ends to die and turn brown. Heavily infested trees look reddish-brown and fire-scorched.

Party tip: All you need is love... but not for these Beetles! 

Stink Bug Nymph

Stink Bug Nymph

Stink Bug Nymph

Many suck plant juices, although some have evolved to suck blood and body fluids.

Party tip: Like your neighbors' kids, in desperate need of a bath...