What is EcoSmart?

Without a doubt, pesticide use has benefited homeowners, eliminating plant pests and diseases that could destroy lawns and landscapes in a short time. However, pesticide management strategies that rely solely on technical-grade chemicals have been proven to harm non-target plants and animals while contributing to soil and water pollution.  The EcoSMART Solution EcoSMART is a patented brand of pesticide solutions focused on the use of natural ingredients that do not affect non-target species, including people who are routinely exposed to the products' residue. The company's formulations are based on science-backed research centered around finding effective nature-based alternatives to chemical pesticides....
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Why You Need Professional Ant Control

Ants are among the most common types of pests, and it can be difficult for people to get rid of them and to keep them from coming back. While you can take some measures to try to keep ants at bay, it is important for you to get help from the experts at Gibson Pest Control. Some types of ants are difficult to control, and the home remedies that people sometimes try may be toxic or ineffective. Still, some people will go to great lengths in an effort to exterminate ants in their homes, sometimes with bad results. Accidentally Burning...
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Three Reasons Why Pests Are Bad For Business

Pests can be extremely costly for businesses, causing damage to their reputations, brands and customer bases. Pests may also cause health risks for your employees, customers, and vendors. If you have pests present in your business, it is important that you get professional pest management services from Gibson Pest Control to get rid of your pest problem. Damage to Your Business's Reputation With social media and review sites, bad reviews can cause serious harm to your business. When your customers see pests in your business, they are likely to leave negative reviews online. This can cause damage to your business's...
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Prevent Bees From Joining Your Memorial Day BBQ

Bees are essential to the survival of hundreds of plant species, but these beneficial pollinators can become a nuisance when they show up at your Memorial Day cookout. Bee stings also present a serious danger to young children and those who are allergic. Because worldwide bee populations are  in decline , it is important to avoid harming these important insects while protecting your guests. Chemical-based Repellent Commercial bee repellent is a very effective method to keep bees away. Repellent spray can be applied to most surfaces, such as clothing, table clothes and folding chairs. Attach clip-on repellents to clothing or sun...
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Three Signs You Have A Cockroach Problem

If there’s one insect that bothers everyone without fail, it’s the cockroach. This type of pest plagues communities all over the world, filling residents with dread every time they see the creepy little critters skittering around. Cockroaches are known for being difficult to get rid of due to their resiliency and tendency to multiply at an alarming pace. It’s even been said that they could survive a nuclear war!  Luckily, cockroaches can’t survive an attack from a quality pest-control specialist. The experts will have the tools and treatments required to get rid of roaches. If you’re wondering whether you should...
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Why It Makes Sense To Pretreat A Home For Termites

Preventing Termites: Why Pre-Treating Your Home Makes Sense  Gibson provides effective termite treatments for property owners who are dealing with the prospects of an infestation. These pests can damage the structure of your home in a variety of ways. It is extremely difficult to repair termite damage once it has already happened. This is why we recommend preventative treatments whenever possible. This can help you prevent the damage from getting out of control, and this is a cost-effective approach to dealing with possible termite infestations. Termite Damage to Homes Termites can enter the home through small cracks and crevices in...
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What Does It Mean To Be EcoSmart?

What Does it Mean to be EcoSmart?  EcoSMART Technologies provides eco-friendly solutions for pest control in both residential and commercial settings. This technology is better and safer for the environment than the chemicals that are used in traditional pesticide products. There are more than 50 patents pending for EcoSMART Technologies because they offer such a wide range of pest control solutions to help tackle any residential or commercial pest infestation or to prevent unwanted pests from invading a space in the first place.  Just because EcoSMART Technologies uses safer and more eco-friendly ingredients in its pest control solutions does not...
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Recent Insect Discoveries

Newly found insect species are posing as dementors, making bush coconuts, and turning cartwheels over their counterparts. Read to learn about some new insect classifications.  Dementors and Sticks Last year in the Greater Mekong Region, scientists notably discovered two new species of insects: the Apulex dementor wasp and a stick insect more than 20 inches long. The Apulex dementor is in fact, named after the “dementors” in the Harry Potter epic – mimicking the “soul-sucking” creatures in the way that they hunt. The Apulex stings their prey, paralyzing them before they devour their still-living bodies. For more info on this...
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Health Risks and Crazy Costs with Pests

In the wilderness, insects and rodents are expected. It’s where they belong . Your home, however, is where you belong. Pests should respect that – but they don’t and they can’t. This wouldn’t be a problem, except rodents and insects often bring with them a myriad of other issues. Some of these issues include: - Substantial damage costs - Health & safety risks It can cost A LOT to rectify an infestation. If termites take over your home, repairs can cost upward of $10,000, depending on the amount of damage. This includes assessments, fumigation, and tearing down, rebuilding, and possibly...
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7 Ways to Keep Bed Bugs out of Your Vacation

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How Pests Communicate

Learning how pests communicate may help when dealing with an infestation. After all, knowing whether or not a creature is upset with you can prevent unnecessary harm. Today Gibson Pest Control is here to help you better understand the signs and signals of ants, mosquitoes, and rats. Much like the wasp, ants use pheromones to communicate. When wasps sting (and die), they release a pheromone to the rest of their hive buddies. If the wasp's hive is close, its friends will rush to the scene in defense. Ants also release pheromones when in danger, but in a much less aggressive...
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The House Centipede

Attn: Not for the squeamish. Known for its many legs, horrifying physique, and ability to move faster than you, the house centipede is certainly a force to be reckoned with. The nocturnal hunter is drawn to damp places with lots of other insects. Chances are you’ve seen one crawling up the walls of your basement (finished or un-) or around the drain of your shower. If you’ve never seen one – be thankful; they are terrible to behold, causing even the most dauntless homeowner to step back, shudder, and reconsider their current living situation. First and foremost, the house centipede...
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Bug Safety Tips for Summertime

With the excitement of summer, comes the onset of elevated pest risks. For the most part, bugs in the Western North Carolina area are fairly harmless, especially if left alone, but there are a few wildcards to watch for. Below are some safety tips and reminders for dealing with summer insects. The Brown Recluse While the bite of a Brown Recluse can be lethal, avoiding it is not difficult. These spiders tend to hide in small, dark areas where no one ever goes. An abandoned boot, sure. Behind that wooden plank that’s been sitting in your basement, oh yeah. In...
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Preparing Your Home for Summer

Ah, release the pool floaties – it’s nearly summertime! As you leap into the most carefree season of the year, don’t forget to guard your home against bugs. Pests love summer just as much as you do, but it doesn’t have to be a battle royale. Below are some tips for preparing your home. The first and most effective step you can take to prepare your home for summer pests is caulking and sealing. As abhorring as the process may seem, the best way to keep out bugs is to block their favorite entrance ways. Do what you can to...
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Removing Bees

Bees, bees, bees. They are a nearly unavoidable part of Springtime, and unfortunately, the occasional (or frequent) sound of buzzing can overshadow the many joys of the season. If you are considering removing bees from your property, make sure you understand the task at hand. This post explains the ups and downs of removing bees. Before attempting bee removal, it is important to know what type of bee you are planning to uproot. If you have a wasp infestation, be extremely wary about removing the infestation without consulting a professional. Wasps are very aggressive and will attack if threatened. For...
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The Wasp

It’s that time of year again. Queen wasps are slowly starting to emerge from their winter hiding places, and they have one goal and one goal only: to reproduce like crazy. If you are like many a human, wasps are all fine and good until they build their nests under your porch, on your awning, or somewhere else just as frustrating. Wasps can affect quality of life, turning your daily walk to the car into a game of “dodge the bee” or by making outdoor gatherings difficult. Don’t even think about serving anything but water, or you’ll be having nightmares...
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Pest Control Tip of the Month - Change Your Lights

The pest control tip of the month is quite simple: change your lights. Now, change can be scary for some, but it is also admittedly the only constant in life. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to help deter massive moths or menacing mosquitoes, look no further. Gibson Pest Control is here to offer you a solution to your pest problem. It might be time to update those shiny things outside your house. Warmer weather is on the way and now is the time to prepare. What’s wrong with the lights I have now? If you have standard...
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The Gibson Difference

Gibson Pest Control is dedicated to providing patrons with The Gibson Difference, an exceptionally unique approach to business. GPC maintains a higher brand of quality, offering extensive experience, environmentally-conscious technologies, and genuine customer care. Below are some more ways that Gibson Pest Control distinguishes itself from its counterparts. Over 100 years... ...of combined pest control experience. GPC is family owned and operated, and has been serving the area since 1979. The company’s technicians are registered by the State of North Carolina or certified and extensively trained. The goal of each technician is to eliminate your current infestation and help prevent...
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"Green" vs. Environmentally Friendly

Because the terms “green” and environmentally friendly have become so popularized (which is not necessarily a bad thing), there is some confusion as to what they actually mean. These days, the terms are nearly indistinguishable. Gibson Pest Control wants everyone to know that “green” and environmentally friendly are not interchangeable and make their actual definitions a little clearer. If a product is green, then it is natural or composed mostly of natural products. If a product is environmentally friendly, then it causes no harm to the environment. Sometimes both of these phrases are substituted for the word, “sustainable”. This is...
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The Carolina Wolf Spider

With its long legs, big body, and domineering stoicism, the Carolina Wolf Spider can be very intimidating. It is often confused with the Brown Recluse, a much deadlier arachnid. Thankfully, Carolina Wolf Spiders and Brown Recluses are only similar in color and size. The Carolina Wolf Spider does not have the same violin marking as the Brown Recluse and unlike the recluse, the wolf spider can be found roaming out in the open. The most notable difference between these two spiders is their venom. Getting bitten by a recluse can be fatal if left untreated, but a bite from a...
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