Pest of the Month: Ants

As the weather has started to warm up Western North Carolina, the ants have come out of the woodwork, literally. Like termites, often ants make their nests within the walls of your home and once the temperatures rise, they hatch and suddenly your house is full of ants in just a few days. Infestations take almost no time! Ants are definitely an unseemly annoyance, but importantly, they can have serious negative effects on your home. The damage done depends on the type of ant, so it's important to get educated. Here is information on four of the most common ant...
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Why Bees Are Instrumental to Our Ecosystem

As the weather gets warmer, critters and creatures of all stripes have started to emerge as they ever year during the spring and summer months. This includes an abundance of bees in the Western North Carolina region. Our first instinct as humans when we see or feel a bug buzzing in our general direction is to panic. We’ve all been stung at one point or another in our life times and it hurt! We start swatting and don’t stop until our new nemesis has been defeated! But before you take a swing at a bee or call a pest control...
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Gibson Pest Specializes in Integrated Pest Management

What is Integrated Pest Management? The EPA defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM...
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The Disadvantages of DIY Pest Control

Clean homes, small homes, large homes – they all encounter pest infestations at some point. Whether it's ants or roaches, pests eventually find their way into homes and cause problems for families. Some pests cause visual damage to properties while others spread diseases to people. If you're thinking about tackling a pest infestation, you should reconsider do-it-yourself methods since they're not as effective as you might think. 4 Reasons to Avoid DIY Pest Control You're risking your safety. Most over-the-counter pest control products contain toxic chemicals and other harmful ingredients when they're breathed or applied to skin. If you incorrectly...
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