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:
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
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...
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
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
These moths feed on
new shoots, resulting in
dead shoots and
branches, and crooked
Party tip: On the plus side, they use the leftovers to build you little wooden presents.
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 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 ticks are potential carriers of Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis.
Party tip: Other than that, they are a fun bunch!
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
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...