Lanternfly Warning For Six States Can Infest Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees

Spotted Lanternflies Can Infest Your Home Through A Live Christmas Tree
    Spotted Lanternflies Can Infest Your          Home Through A Live Christmas Tree

Lanternfly Warning For Six States Bug Can Infest Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees

The spotted lanternfly could spoil many families’ holiday season, according to New Jersey agricultural expert Joseph Zoltowski, director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Plant Industry, speaking to NJ.com.

Zoltowski says the tree-killing insect could potentially spread to homes by hiding in Christmas trees and leaving eggs to hatch. The spotted lanternfly, which is a native of eastern Asia, arrived in the U.S. four years ago in Pennsylvania and has spread throughout the eastern parts of the state.

The bug has recently been detected in three New Jersey counties—Hunterdon, Mercer and Warren. It is believed to spread by attaching itself and its eggs to vehicles carrying wood, landscaping materials and agricultural produce, which would include the bark and branches of Christmas trees. “They’re very hard to spot,” said Zoltowski.

A woman in Warren County, New Jersey, confirmed that she found lanternfly eggs attached to her Christmas tree once the insects hatched inside her home, according to Zoltowski. The expert said that there were two egg masses discovered in the bark, which are capable of storing as many as 30 to 50 eggs each.

Zoltowksi suggests that those planning to get a pre-cut Christmas tree should inspect every branch carefully for eggs and both live and dead insects before making a purchase of a live Christmas tree. Though the tree itself would only be killed by a large number of these insects, any presence of the bugs could spread in your home. “It’s a bad bug in that it could affect all types of agriculture,” Zoltowski said.

According to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture: “The Spotted Lanternfly adult is approximately 1 inch long and a half-inch wide at rest. The fore wing is grey with black spots and the wings tips are reticulated black blocks outlined in gray. “The hind wings have contrasting patches of red and black with a white band. The legs and head are black; the abdomen is yellow with broad black bands. Immature stages are black with white spots, and develop red patches as they grow.

“Adults and nymphs feed on phloem tissues of young stems with their piercing and sucking mouth parts and excrete large flies
quantities of liquid (honeydew) [which] facilitates the growth of sooty mold,” reports the department. Grape and apple growers in Pennsylvania are on high alert as female lanternflies are laying eggs for the following year, according to
American Agriculturalist.

“All lanternflies are in their adult stage right now, and females are laying eggs on hard surfaces such as trees, stones, fences, fence posts or vineyard posts,” according to American Agriculturalist’s report. “Spotted lanternflies have an apparent appetite for grapes, wine or juice, with 200 to 250 feedings per vine.”

For more information read The New Jersey Department of Agriculture guidelines on spotted lanternfly identification and reporting. Written by Jason Hall at Newsweek.com

Is A Lighted Christmas Tree on Your List This Holiday Season?

 

Is A Lighted Christmas Tree on
Your List This Holiday Season?

 

Do your plans this holiday season include purchasing a new artificial Christmas tree? ‎ If so, Team Santa Inc. has something IMPORTANT to share with you. we have the absolute highest quality,  most realistic looking, artificial Christmas trees at the lowest prices found anywhere. If that’s not enough, Team Santa Inc. will not be under sold. If you see a tree on both Christmastopia.com and a competitor web site, Team Santa Inc. will absolutely beat the price. It’s that simple! Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Michael’s Inc.,  it doesn’t matter what store it is. No store will under sell Team Santa Inc. this holiday season.

 

When you shop a Team Santa Inc. web store, not only do you get a low price guarantee, but we offer the finest customer service found anywhere, online and off. Sam Bartolo, General Manager and his team have as much holiday decorating experience as anyone. He also has the patience of a Saint. No kidding around. If you have a question about your holiday decorations display, go ask Sam. He doesn’t care whether you buy something or not. He just loves to help all our wonderful website(s) users.  “How many lights do I need for a 7 foot tree”? Sam knows the answer. “How many sets of icicle lights do I need for the front of my house”? Sam knows the answer to that one too. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge related to holiday decorating. Anything you want to know, just ask Sam @ Team Santa Inc.

 

Team Santa Inc. has the largest selection of both lighted and unlit artificial Christmas trees sold ANYWHERE. Our lighted trees have super high quality LED mini lights pre-installed on the tree.  Our selection has over 1500 artificial Christmas trees to choose from, so there is no shortage of selection. Come one, Come all, the current 10% off coupon code is “turkey”(no quotes or parenthesis) + FREE shipping on all trees 5 foot trees and over, that are delivered inside the continental US. The deals are just too good to pass up.

 

EXTRA, EXTRAREAD ALL ABOUT IT!  Did you hear about the current Lanternflies problem on television, Internet or the newspaper?  YUCK!  Live Christmas tree farms in six states have already been affected by Lanternflies thus far. Is bringing a live Christmas tree into your clean home, worth possibly infesting your family with Lanternflies? Just imagine when waking up Christmas morning to learn that you are sharing your pillow with Larry the Lanternfly? ‎It’s serious, so please read about it on our blog or check the news.

 

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Are Lighted Outdoor Decorations on Your List This Holiday Season?

Are Lighted Outdoor Decorations on Your List This Holiday Season?

Are Lighted Outdoor Decorations on Your List This Holiday Season?
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You don’t have to celebrate Christmas to have fun with these brilliant outdoor lighted decorations.‎ For instance, if you celebrate Hanukkah we have a beautiful lighted blue lighted menorah decoration. There are also so many other decorations for autumn, like our adorable selection of the first settlers in America. There is even three lighted turkeys for Thanksgiving.  We have a lovely selection of outdoor skaters that would look awesome in any lighted holiday decoration display. You think you’re Patriotic huh? Why not try some of our outdoor lighted America theme decorations to add a patriotic touch to your display. Mostly all of our outdoor lighted decorations are made right here is the USA.  Made of finest materials like a powder coated steel frame to last you for years and years of continued enjoyment. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Right now use coupon code “turkey” (no quotes or parenthesis) for a 10% discount. Spend $75 and get FREE shipping inside the continental US. ‎ Until next time.
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Team Santa Inc. Has Lighted Christmas Trees, Lights & Holiday Decorations FREE SHIPPING @ $75 For US Customers

Team Santa Inc. Has Lighted Christmas Trees, Lights & Holiday Decorations FREE SHIPPING @ $75 For US Customers
Team Santa Inc. Has Lighted Christmas Trees, Lights & Holiday Decorations FREE SHIPPING @ $75 For US Customers

Team Santa Inc. Has Lighted Christmas Trees, Lights & Holiday Decorations FREE SHIPPING @ $75 For US Customers

Team Santa is proud to offer USA residents FREE SHIPPING @ $75. We regret that we cannot make this offer available to ‎the residents who live outside the continental USA. In that case Team Santa Inc. ships to Alaska and Hawaii residents via UPS two day service. Next Day service is also available. Large orders ship by truck & trailer. Please send email to support@teamsanta.com for more information.

Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc., we all share something very much in common during the holiday season. Why not try to enjoy it? None of us are here forever. Don’t waste the opportunity. 😎

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Team Santa Inc.
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We Ship to Canada Every Day So Make Our Next Delivery To Canada Your Place

We Ship to Canada Every Day So Make Our Next Delivery to Canada Yours‎
We Ship to Canada Every Day So Make Our Next Delivery to Canada Yours

We Ship to Canada Every Day So Make Our Next Delivery To Canada Your Place

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Don’t sweat the paperwork. There’s no need to worry about anything because we have the connections. Just relax and place your order with piece of mind.‎ Team Santa Inc. has been shipping to all provinces of the Canadian territory for over 20 years and we do not have plans to stop anytime soon. So if you live in Canada and would like to place an order, don’t let the fact that you live in Canada stop you. ‎ Team Santa Inc. will work hard to make sure you receive your order quickly and in good condition. Team Santa Inc. uses UPS for most average size orders shipped to Canada. Large orders too big for UPS, ship by truck w/trailer.

We are always happy to help you, 7 days a week, during normal business hours. Send email to our support staff at support@teamsanta.com.

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Visit us at America’s Favorite Christmas Store, Christmastopia.com

Visit us at America's Favorite Christmas Store, Christmastopia.com

Visit us at America’s Favorite Christmas Store, Christmastopia.com

If you are planning to build a holiday display this year, we have valuable information to share with you. The the holiday season is right around the corner and‎ ‎Team Santa Inc. has combined over 50 years of experience selling holiday string lightslighted Christmas decorations and artificial Christmas trees. There are literally thousands of holiday products.

Do business with a knowledgeable company who can provide you with the best customer experience anywhere. Only seconds away, 7 days a week. Send email, text message or call us for telephone support. If you have a question or would like to place an order, there is always a Team Santa Inc. representative waiting to help you. Once you place your order, you can expect to receive your delivery in approximately 5-10 days. So now is the time to plan this year’s lighted holiday decorations display.

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You can visit any of Team Santa Inc.’s online stores below –

Christmastopia.com America’s favorite Christmas store. Amazing selection of holiday string lights, artificial Christmas trees and decorations.

StringLightsStore.com Online store dedicated specifically to string lights.

ChristmasDecorationsETC.com provides outdoor lighted decorations for the holidays.‎

This year make your first stop your last stop when you purchase your Pre-lighted Christmas tree, string lights and/or outdoor lighted decorations. We can’t wait to show you all the new stuff! 

Until next time..

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A Ravenous Creature, The Spotted Lanternfly, Now Spotted In New York Too. Safety Concerns Continue to Grow About Live Christmas Trees

A Ravenous Creature, The Spotted Lanternfly, Now Spotted In New York Too. Safety Concerns Continue to Grow About Live Christmas Trees
A Ravenous Creature, The Spotted Lanternfly, Now Spotted In New York Too. Safety Concerns Continue to Grow About Live Christmas Trees

A Ravenous Creature, The Spotted Lanternfly, Now Spotted In New York Too. Safety Concerns Continue to Grow About Live Christmas Trees

Welcome decorating enthusiasts to another edition of the Team Santa Inc. News Daily. We hope your doing well. Today’s topic is bugs, insects, etc. I don’t know about you but if I see a bug in my house I become aware of my surroundings and inspect my property for bugs. It’s called insect patrol.

Now all of a sudden this Spotted Lanternfly has just dominated the news related to the possibility of real Christmas trees being infested by ?these insects during the holiday season. There are so many people out there who demand a real Christmas tree but they don’t seriously consider the risk. House fires peak during the holiday season. This is because the Christmas lights can present a danger when used on a real Christmas tree, if used improperly, etc. The owner needs to make certain that the needles of the real Christmas tree do not dry up from the heat of the holiday lights. One thing leads to another and now you have a terrible fire. I see it on the news all the time during the holiday season. It’s sad to say the least, but unfortunately it’s true. So now not only do you need to heed the warning of the fire hazard, but now your real Christmas tree has been exposed to spotted lanternflys. Doesn’t that sound pretty gross? Christmas enthusiasts must now also accept the fact that they may be bringing bugs into their home during the holiday season. This is a serious health and safety concern.

If you do buy a real Christmas tree, please keep it wet and look it up and down to see if you can spot the spotted lanternfly insect nesting anyway in the tree.  You could always just go and purchase a prelighted LED artificial Christmas tree and you will put a stop to the potential danger you are exposing yourself, your friends and family, including your pets to this nasty insect. The choice is yours of course.I

Enjoy your Tuesday.  We’ll see you tomorrow with more information.

Until next time..

Happy Decorating!

Team Santa Inc.
www.teamsanta.com

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Dreaded Spotted Lantern Fly Finds Way Into Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees

Lantern Fly Finds Way Into Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees
Lantern Fly Finds Way Into Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees

Dreaded Spotted Lantern Fly Finds Way Into Your Home Through Real Christmas Trees

Greetings Decorating Enthusiasts –

Happy Monday to all our wonderful readers. Over the weekend, someone had shared with me a story that totally grossed me out. As a reporter for the Team Santa Inc. News Daily, I felt compelled to continue to share this information with you. If you wish to share, please do.

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This Christmas tree infesting bug found in New Jersey could lay eggs in your house. Lantern fly threatens NJ trees and fruit crops New Jersey officials will begin looking for egg masses this autumn to see if the spotted lantern fly has come into the state from Pennsylvania.

Remember a while back when we told you about the spotted lantern fly, a tree-destroying pest that has been found in multiple New Jersey counties? ‎Well, it turns out these bugs could end up making everyone’s Christmas a whole lot less merry, according to a report from NJ.com. New Jersey agriculture experts say that the spotted lantern fly latches on to multiple kinds of trees, including many types of pine trees, and that could cause a rapid spread of the species this Christmas season, the report says – “As such, they’re warning folks all over the state to take extra care in choosing the tree they chose to decorate their homes with this upcoming Christmas season”. And as if potentially causing the spread of this tree-destroying pest wasn’t scary enough, experts also warn that once in your home, the spotted lantern fly could lay eggs and spread even more rapidly, according to the report. So far, the spotted lantern fly has been found in Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer counties, so if those are your go-to spots for Christmas trees…beware. If you do find yourself with these bugs, call the Department of Agriculture on their hotline number — 833-BADBUG-0 (833-223-2840). ‎ The information above was sourced from NorthJersey.com.

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Folks, everyone has an opinion on whether to select an artificial Christmas tree or a real Christmas tree. It’s our opinion that if you are serious about keeping your family safe this holiday season, you really need to heed this warning and stop engaging in activities that cause problems. House fires are the number one reason to switch to an artificial Christmas tree. However, I would hate to wake up next to one of these bugs lounging on my pillow next to me. I don’t know about you, but it’s just another reason to buy an artificial Christmas tree and not a live Christmas tree. Until next time..‎

Happy Decorating!

Team Santa Inc.
www.teamsanta.com

Lighted Harvest Decorations May Be A Small Precursor To Your Grand Holiday Display, Let’s Go And See

Lighted Harvest Decorations May Be A Small Precursor To  Your Grand Holiday Display, Let's Go And See
Lighted Harvest Decorations May Be A Small Precursor To Your Grand Holiday Display, Let’s Go And See

Lighted Harvest Decorations May Be A Small Precursor To Your Grand Holiday Display, Let’s Go And See

Greetings Decorating Enthusiasts –

Welcome back to another edition of the Team Santa Inc. News Daily.‎ Today let’s feature an adorable selection of LED lighted harvest decorations. Use them both indoors or outdoors. Great for use when doing visual merchandising in a retail environment. Also look great in eateries, pubs, bistros, etc.

Thanksgiving has historically been a tough holiday when it came to lighted decorations. The lighted turkey had been around for decades, but now we have lighted Pilgrim decorations and lighted Indian decorations, all meticulously pre-installed with high quality LED string lighting. We are pleased to be offering lighted decorations that represent “an important time” in our nation’s history.are available in standard sizes so they do fit in with the rest of your lighted holiday decorations.

We invite you to check out this very cool selection of LED lighted harvest decorations. It’s very unique and perfect for the discerning consumer. We hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time..

Happy Decorating!

Team Santa Inc.
www.teamsanta.com

 

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LED Lighted Real Looking Christmas Trees – Your Pets Will Not Be Able To Tell The Difference

 

LED Lighted Real Looking Christmas Trees - Your Pets Will Not Be Able to Tell The Difference
LED Lighted Real Looking Christmas Trees – Your Pets Will Not Be Able to Tell The Difference

LED Lighted Real Looking Christmas Trees – Your Pets Will Not Be Able to Tell The Difference

Greetings Decorating Enthusiasts –

Welcome back to another edition of the Team Santa Inc. News Daily. Yesterday we illustrated some of the product information about our giant commercial size artificial Christmas trees. Today, I would like to stay on the topic of Christmas trees and discuss artificial Christmas trees that have LED Christmas lights pre-installed on the tree.

New computerized machinery, used these days to make the high quality pre-lighted Christmas trees are super hi tech, making the finished product absolutely magnificent. From the realism demonstrated by the foliage, down to how each bulb is meticulously installed on the Christmas tree branch. The lights are perfectly spaced on the tree. A look that cannot be duplicated while putting the lights on the tree yourself. All the bulbs are perfectly straight and aligned perfectly.

The pre-installed LED mini lights for the most part are LED, so the lifespan of these type of lights is at least 8-10 times longer than standard incandescent string lights. The tree comes with a 10 year warranty and the LED tree lights come with a 5 year warranty. All warranties are manufacturer warranties, so you can be sure the right people are always working on your tree.

I would certainly suggest adding a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree to your holiday display, regardless of the size you select. It’s so easy. You just remove the tree from the carton and then fan out the branches, which are all permanently attached to the pole of the tree. The tree branches fold up for storage and down for use. You could not ask for a better assembly process. It’s called “hinged construction”. Among the selection, there are so many shapes, sizes, colors, etc. that you may want to review the collection at your leisure. The selection is comprehensive yet very easy to see on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The Thanksgiving holiday will be here before you know it. Most likely, you may want your tree to be ready for the big day. It’s almost show time!   Until next time…

Happy Decorating!

Team Santa Inc.

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