Imagine waking up Christmas morning, only to have bugs crawling all over your presents! Definitely a Christmas to remember! The most common trees known to carry bugs are spruce, fir, and pine trees. Consequently, one of the most common bugs found in these trees is Aphids. Aphids are usually a black or brown color and very small, so it’s important to inspect your tree closely. Don’t squash these bugs on your furniture, as they leave purple or red stains. Other tree-dwelling bugs are ticks, scale insects, bark beetles, psocids, and mites. But beware! Even if you don’t see any bugs, there could still be traces of feeding trails, eggs, or burrows, all of which could lead to a mass army of bugs any second. If you see small white ball-shaped objects on your branches, it’s likely an adelgid. These are formed when a bug sucks sap out of spruce needles and, thus, serves as evidence of an infestation. A brown mass the size of a walnut could very well be a praying mantis egg nest. Best to get rid of this one pretty quick, as they can contain up to four-hundred eggs. Thankfully, all of these bugs don’t cause any harm, and they can vary based on where you live. Chances are if you go to the Christmas tree lot and find bugs in one tree, they all have them.