This Pinecone-Shaped Mass On Your Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Could Be Home To Hundreds Of Praying Mantis Eggs

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means decorating is in full swing in homes across the state. If you prefer a live tree to an artificial one, you’ve either got your tree or you’re planning a visit to your local Christmas tree farm soon. Either way, you definitely want to give your Pennsylvania Christmas tree a thorough check to make sure it’s not hiding a praying mantis egg sac (which looks something like a pine cone). Here’s what you need to know to protect your tree and your home.

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Have you ever found a praying mantis sac on your Pennsylvania Christmas tree? What did you do when you found it? Let us know in the comments! If you still need a Christmas tree this season, head over to Pioneer Evergreen Farms, which sells live traditional trees and trees in a variety of vibrant colors.

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