Ant Control in Warmer Months

Believe it or not, winter will come to an end soon and warm months will descend upon us. Although there is a lot to love about the warmer weather, there is one downfall: ants . As the thermometer climbs, so does the presence of these pesky and unwelcome bugs. It is practically inevitable that once they come out of hiding, they will invade your yard and house. But, you can take some proactive steps to stop them before they become a problem. Here are some easy ways to control ants in the warmer months. Create a Barrier Create a border...
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Pests Around the House-Common Bugs in the Bedroom

Everyone knows that when pests invade the bedroom, it can quickly turn into an emergency. After all, your bedroom is the place that you go to unwind and relax after a hard day of work. If that peace is disrupted by uninvited guests, it can be pretty disturbing. If you find yourself struggling with pests that have invaded your bedroom, Gibson Pest Control. Our technicians can respond quickly to your concerns and help you restore peace to your home. It’s a service we’re proud to supply to our customers. If you’re waking up with random bites or skin rashes but...
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Can You Eradicate Cockroaches From Your Home?

More than likely, you’ve heard that if you see one roach, you likely have many more hidden in your walls and crawl spaces. If you have an infestation, you might be asking yourself, “Can I eradicate cockroaches from my home?” The good news is that with some diligent North Carolina home remedies and some help from the professionals at Gibson Pest Control, your roach problem will be gone in no time at all. Remove Food Sources Roaches love food and will eat just about anything, so be sure that kitchen crumbs, oven grease and food bits in the dishwasher, sink...
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How Pests Can Destroy Your Home

You may not see it, but your home is constantly under siege from pesky pests that can do real damage to your home. Homeowners should arm themselves with information about the top pests that can damage your home. Termites Termites definitely top the list for good reason. They are often silent and unseen killers that can do extensive damage to your home before you know it. Termites love rotting wood and other cellulose-based materials which are prominent in your home, making your house the perfect munching ground. Experts from the National Pest Management Association have estimated that termites cause $5...
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How Rodents Can Affect Your Family's Health

How rodents can affect your family's health A rodent infestation in your home is a large problem with many ramifications. Not only is it gross, but it can affect your family's health in a variety of ways. It's important to take care of this kind of problem quickly, so you and family members don't get sick. They carry disease directly. A variety of diseases can be transmitted from rodents through contamination of your food and water, by leaving droppings or biting or scratching you directly. Because of how quickly they reproduce, they can be a big problem and the number...
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Top 5 Scariest Looking Spiders

Even though many spiders look scary, scientific data shows that spiders do not habitually attack and bite people . Plus, spiders are fascinating creatures that weave webs and eat various types of insects. Here is a list of the top five scariest looking spiders: 1. Wolf Spiders Similar to wolves, wolf spiders (lycosids), hunt their prey. Wolf spiders have eight legs and lurk in concealed places while waiting to catch their prey. A wolf spider also has eight eyes rendering the creature with excellent vision. Contrary to popular belief, wolf spiders are not tarantulas even though the spiders have similar...
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How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Problem

If you see a cockroach in your home , you’re likely to have more. Sometimes, a single cockroach will sneak in the front door. However, they’re social creatures, and they tend to travel in groups. One cockroach will release pheromones that attract others to the same location. There are a few ways to identify whether you have an infestation and the extent of the problem. Seeing Roaches During The Day Cockroaches are nocturnal. They prefer to hang out in dark locations. If you have a minor cockroach problem, you might only see the insects when you turn on the lights...
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How Do Ants Enter Your Home?

Witnessing ants crawling on the countertop in your kitchen is an unpleasant experience. At first, you think the little brown or black insects are crumbs only to realize that the so-called crumbs are moving to and fro. Ants are tiny creatures. Consequently, they easily find ways to enter your home. Plus, ants have existed for millions of years, which perhaps gives them some sort of cosmic sixth sense about how to find entry points into your home. It almost seems as though they magically appear, disappear and reappear without a logical explanation. Ants may Live in the Ground Beneath the...
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Keeping Pests Out of Your Fourth of July Party

During the warm and sunny months of summer, many people plan to have a Fourth of July party so that they can have fun with friends and family. They put a lot of thought into it and do their best to host an event that their guests will remember for years to come, grilling food, setting up games and serving tasty drinks. Sadly, they sometimes overlook the importance of preparing for ants, stinging insects and other pests that could crash their party. If you would like to protect yourself from common invaders, the following guide will show you where to...
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How Similar Are Termites and Cockroaches?

Although they look and act different, termites and cockroaches are quite similar. There are a few physical characteristics that are shared between the two pests. Both insects seek shelter, often inside the home, to find food and water. There are a few species of cockroaches that thrive on wood, and termites enjoy wood as well. A cockroach will sometimes make a meal on only wood, digesting it in a manner that delivers nutrients to its body. Termites often make their homes in wood and will devour the material from the inside out, leaving a shell that is unstable. When the...
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How to Have a Pest-Free Summer Picnic

Picnics are a welcome sight after the cold months. Sitting in the sun and enjoying good food melts away the winter blues and reinvigorates you for the summer. Unfortunately, the welcoming heat also wakes up the insects in time to ruin your picnic and outdoor adventures. If you want to avoid pests during your outdoor meal, it's best to plan ahead. 3 Tips for a Pest-Free Picnic Bring Along Some Bug Repellent Mosquitoes and other biting insects come out in the summer and make life miserable for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. If you're picnicking, a mosquito infestation will...
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Fun Facts About Termites

Termites are often described as a homeowner's worst nightmare. While you may not want them invading your neighborhood, they are fascinating insects. If you are unconvinced, just consider these fun facts about termites. Remember When Humans have been around for more than four million years, but people are evolutionary whippersnappers when compared to termites. Scientists believe the first termites appeared more than 250 million years ago. They predate even dinosaurs. A Family Resemblance? Like ants, termites are social insects that live in large colonies and have assigned roles and tasks. They even physically resemble ants, but don't let their looks...
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How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home from Spring Break

If you celebrate spring break by traveling to destinations with comfortable temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and beaches, then you’ll need to pack your warm weather attire. When the time comes to repack your clothes and other items to return home, sometimes unwanted visitors return home with you. Bed bugs are famous for this. Here are a few ways to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you from spring break. Know the Signs of Bed Bugs When bed bugs move into an interior space, they’ll leave behind signs that they’re there. Bed bug signs include reddish, brown streaks on the bed...
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How to Have a Pest-Free Home in Every Season

Regardless of the season, finding out that you have a pest infestation is an unsettling experience. Pests move into homes for different reasons. Some do so for shelter and to gain access to crumb droppings and water while you are the primary food source for others. Seasons play a part in what pests are likely to infest and why. Here are few tips for how to have a pest-free home in every season. Winter Tips When the temperature drops in the winter, mice and rats may start searching for a warm place to live. To prevent their entry, seal your...
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What Attracts Rodents to Homes?

Mice and rats – these rodents find their way into homes through cracks, gaps and crevices. They're able to flatten their bodies and to squeeze through the smallest openings. Whether it's a dryer vent or a plumbing pipe, a rodent will enter a home if it has a way. If you want to keep rodents out of your home, it pays to look more closely at their behavior. 3 Reasons Why Rodents Invade Homes They're in search of food. Rodents have a good sense of smell and can sniff out trash, leftovers and other food items in and around your...
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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

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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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