This Pinecone-Shaped Mass On Your Illinois Christmas Tree Could Be Home To Hundreds Of Praying Mantis Eggs
That pinecone on your tree may look whimsical and Christmasy, but take a closer look, and you may realize it’s not a pinecone at all. Some are praying mantis eggs that need to be snipped right away. Read this article to know the difference and keep your home pest-free.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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