Watch out for 'holiday hitchhikers'

Posted at 9:56 AM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 09:56:55-05

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) If you've brought a live Christmas tree into your home, you'll want to watch out for unwanted pests such as aphids which feed on plant sap.

Orkin suggests routinely inspecting any trees or plants brought indoors.

Check all the way down to the trunk or stem.

If you discover an infestation, vacuum the insects with an attachment and remove the tree or plant from the home.

Do not use aerosol insect sprays on a Christmas tree because they are flammable.