Three Reasons to Avoid DIY Pest Control

A Do It Yourself Attitude is rarely seen as a bad thing. Have you checked out Pinterest lately? You learn how to refurbish your favorite furniture, can your own food, fix your computer, and much more. But just because you can do something yourself, doesn’t always mean you should. In fact, sometimes, you should definitely call a professional for their trained service on an issue to make sure that the job is done right, and pest control is one of those things! Don’t believe us? Check out these three reasons why hiring a professional to get the job done will...
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Protect Your Home Against Disease Carrying Mice

Western North Carolina has officially seen it’s first cold front of the year!  While this time of year is often synonymous with beautiful fall foliage, cozying up in your favorite oversized sweater, and getting your hands on your favorite pumpkin spice flavored products,  it is also a time of year when you have to be more aware of rodents entering your home in an attempt to stay warm. Many homes in Asheville, NC and surrounding were built with real wood burning fireplaces as a means to generate natural heat, especially older homes, many of which were built without central heat...
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Get the Scoop on Gibson Pest Control’s Facebook Promotion

Have you visited our Facebook page lately? We regularly post tips and tricks for protecting your home against infestation, identifying different bug species, and stuff to make you laugh on your coffee breaks. If you haven’t already started to follow us on social media, now is your chance to catch up with us! We’re offering a Facebook exclusive promotion and we hope you participate to receive 5% off your next treatment! All you have to do is like our Facebook business page at www.GibsonPestControlInc) and share any of our status updates with your friends. You can share any of our...
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What Can Gibson Pest Do For Your Home?

Certified and Knowledgeable Technicians Since 1979, Gibson Pest Control has been providing residential pest control to Western North Carolina. Our staff has a combined experience level of over 100 years, and if you have questions about a service, or a pest, our technicians have the answers! Every GPC technician is North Carolina State registered or certified and extensively trained in the latest technology designed to rid your home or business of existing pests, as well as preventing future infestations. Modern Technology While we’ve been in business since 1979, we are committed to using the latest technology and tools to keep...
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EcoSmart is Guaranteed and Keeps Your Family Safe

It is impossible to count the number of species of bugs that exist just in Western North Carolina, let alone the world. Similarly, there are an innumerable amount of pesticides that have been created to attempt to combat infestations. Each species of bug that has been categorized and studied, has its own set of features, both positive and negative. Some bugs are particularly harmful to humans, others are actually helpful and necessary parts of the ecosystem around us. Just like not every bug is created equal, every pest control option has its own set of pros and cons. Some pesticides...
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Tips For Pest Proofing Your Home

No matter the season, bug infestations can occur. In the summer months, pests seem to be everywhere, but even in the cooler months, they can infiltrate your home looking for food and shelter. The bad news is that even with vigilance and following tips to bug proof your home, you may still end up with bugs because they are particularly resilient. That’s when you should call Gibson Pest Control for help in getting your home back! In the meantime, here are a few more tips for protecting your home. As the winter months are just around the corner, many of...
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A Guide to WNC Poisonous Snakes

According to the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences there are 57 species of snakes that inhabit the state, but there are only  six poisonous snake species. Of these six, four are central to the south eastern region of the states, and only two are found throughout the rest of the state, including Western North Carolina. The good news is that the next time you see a snake, you shouldn’t panic! The odds are in your favor that the snake is a harmless breed. Identifying Species While it’s unlikely that the snake in your garden is in fact poisonous,...
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Insect Communication Patterns

Like humans and animals, bugs communicate with one another and the environment around them. While they may communicate, their reasons and methods for communicating vary greatly from humans. Why Do Insects Communicate? There are many different types of insect communication styles and purposes, but these can all be broken down into three main categories. Mating One of the main reasons bugs communicate is to locate and identify members of the opposite species and to facilitate a courtship or mating ritual. Predatory Often, bugs communicate to deceive or mimic predators and to express threat or submission.  Similarly, they also communicate to...
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Man's Worst Enemy