Your Christmas tree could be infested with thousands of bugs

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As the holiday season continues, many families are thinking about getting their Christmas tree if they haven't already. If you opt for a fresh fir you might want to check it for guests. (KGO-TV)

Did you get your Christmas tree yet? If you get a fresh one -- odds are you will be bringing as many as 25,000 bugs in with it.

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Tree experts say most spiders, mites, beetles and even praying mantises could be living in your new tree.

Most of these bugs are not dangerous and will eventually die.

Experts suggest inspecting trees for potential bug nests before buying.

And, if you do get a freshly cut tree, it is a good idea to leave it in a garage for a few days and shake it out before bringing it inside your home.

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