Residents and business owners in Henderson, North Carolina, enjoy a beautiful life among the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. However, those mountains also attract a bounty of pests that cause problems for the area’s human inhabitants. The good news is that the family-owned-and-operated Gibson Pest Control has been keeping Henderson free of pests for over 30 years, and here are just a few of the most common ones that we deal with.


Odorous house ants make nests inside of the walls and underneath floorboards, and colonies of around 100,000 may be found in your home looking for sweets and any other human-related foods. Because they will explore every type of food, you may expect that all of your food could be contaminated in a very short amount of time.

If you see large mounds in your yard, then you should suspect fire ants. These ants have the potential to be dangerous or even deadly. Each mound may contain between 100,000 and 500,000 individuals, and they have been known to attack as a group. The stings are extremely painful, and fire ants actually inject venom through their stingers.

Carpenter ants have the potential to destroy any structure that they inhabit because they chew up wood from inside the walls to make their nests. Most colonies are made up of a parent colony and several separate satellite colonies, so they can easily destroy any available wood in your home. When they aren’t chewing up wood, they like to investigate your home in the hopes of finding sweets and other human food.


Both American and German cockroaches are a common nuisance in even the cleanest North Carolina homes. Both have been known to crawl on people in their beds at night and even bite, and they are also capable of spreading disease everywhere that they walk such as over your toothbrush, on kitchen counter-tops and throughout your food supply. Those with allergies and asthma often have severe reactions to roach droppings as well.


While most spiders in North Carolina are harmless, they can still make you sick if you’re on the receiving end of a bite. This area is also home to two very dangerous spiders, and it’s possible that the black widow and the brown recluse may take up residence in your home. Death may result from the bite of either of these spiders.

Quality Pest-Control Services Available

Here at Gibson Pest Control, we’re committed to keeping your home safe from irritating and dangerous creatures. Our highly trained technicians use only EPA-approved products and the latest techniques to protect your home from these and any other pest. Give us a call at 888-483-6507, and we’ll be happy to supply you with a free quote for our services.