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 takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.
IPM is not a single method of pest control, but includes a series of evaluations, decisions and controls. This includes monitoring and identifying pests, making decisions on when pest control action must be taken, helping home owners by educating them on preventative methods they can take, and taking appropriate steps to control a pest problem once everything has been evaluated and this has been deemed necessary.
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Gibson Pest Control is a locally owned and operated family business that has been serving Western North Carolina for over thirty years.
We utilize modern pest management techniques and use state of the art technologies to manage and eliminate your pest problems. Using integrated pest management technology, we carefully apply granular products, liquids, baits or dust in and around your home to create a barrier that effectively controls most pests. Restoring your home to the way it should be—pest free!
We are a licensed and insured pest management company which makes sure all management and service personnel stay up to date on the latest techniques through state mandated education courses.
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