Aside being gross and germy, many insects can really provoke panic in asthma and allergy sufferers. And they’re not just a warm-weather problem; most are found all year long in homes and buildings. Some don’t even need to bite or sting to cause a problem.
Cockroaches can spark allergies, without biting or stinging you, through the waste they leave behind in your home. A cockroach infestation can cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, nose, or throat, runny nose, congestion, skin rashes, sinus & ear infections and asthma attacks. Cockroaches need water to survive and they thrive on what you leave behind. They’re less likely to be a problem in a clean, dry house. Fix leaks, keep food in containers, don’t leave out dirty dishes, clean the kitchen after meals (including under appliances), and take out the garbage regularly. Also block any openings through which cockroaches could enter from outside, including windows, wall cracks, and floor gaps.
Dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round allergies and asthma. These microscopic pests live in many homes throughout the world. They feed on small pieces of skin that humans shed each day. The waste of the dust mites and their body parts can trigger allergies. Common symptoms of dust mite allergy include a runny nose, red or watery eyes, cough, itchy nose or throat, and a lot of sneezing. You could have a dust mite allergy if you experience these symptoms constantly. Keep in mind that these pests can survive quite well in warm and humid houses year-round.
Fleas bite your pets, but sometimes they will settle for you. Humans can be affected by flea bites and suffer from an allergic reaction to the flea saliva, especially if there’s a large infestation. This reaction is common and is known as flea allergy dermatitis. The symptoms include itchy skin, hives, and rash. Those who suffer from flea-bite allergy may experience a whole body itching. It’s even more dangerous for children since they may scratch until developing open sores. If your pet has fleas, inspect your home thoroughly. If there is an infestation, you should call a trained professional to remove them from your home. Don’t forget to treat the pet!
Mosquitoesbite and release saliva into your skin. Many people are allergic to the substances contained in the mosquito’s saliva, which is why they start to itch and develop small welts. So, technically, a lot of people are allergic to mosquito bites, but some people may have more serious reactions than others, such as blistering lesions or large hives accompanied by fever and joint swelling. Though extremely rare, people who are severely allergic to mosquito bites may experience a potentially life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis. This condition is characterized by throat swelling, generalized hives, dizziness or wheezing.
Other insects that can cause a severe allergic reaction are those that sting – bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, scorpions and fire ants are the most common. The toxic venom that is released when they sting can cause a mild reaction in some people; but for others, it can trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction.
In addition to mosquitoes and fleas mentioned above, the biting insects that can commonly elicit an allergic response are kissing bugs, bed bugs and certain flies. Most people bitten by insects suffer pain, redness, itching, stinging and minor swelling in the area around the bite. Rarely, insect bites may trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction.
Cypress Creek Pest Control has been providing quality and dependable service to Houston homes, agencies, schools, and local businesses since 1968. We are one of the largest independently owned full-service pest control companies in the state of Texas.
Steve is their best technician - a true, dedicated professional that takes his job seriously. Highly recommend
15:10 24 Mar 23
Steve, our Cypress Creek Representative is nothing less than awesome… he’s very thorough and professional, and extremely courteous… not to mention the bugs have disappeared!
15:09 24 Mar 23
Technician was cordial and competent
15:08 24 Mar 23
Great service. I recommend CCPC
23:23 23 Mar 23
Randy is perfect. It's a year I'm using this company, but Randy is the only person to spray inside fire place and spending time time for out side spray also. I really appreciate it. Thank you Randy and all team.
21:42 20 Mar 23
Great customer service
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15:42 17 Mar 23
Randy the tech is always so kind and through. We’re always satisfied with the service. Thank you
U. Charmaine Taylor
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They were on time, courteous and knowledgeable. We had used Cypress Creek in the past at another house, and wanted to use them again. Glad I did.
19:15 10 Mar 23
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Chase was extremely professional and performed a perfect service. I highly recommend Cypress Creek Pest Control
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02:42 08 Mar 23
I appreciate the quarterly reminders about my pest control. The staff are professional & pleasant. I always request Steve for his attention to detail and his knowledge!
AMAURY R. M.
00:20 07 Mar 23
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Very professional and knowledgeable
17:07 02 Mar 23
Positive attitude. Good communication skills. On time. Efficient.
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14:50 02 Mar 23
Chase showed up when he said and was thorough and professional
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14:48 02 Mar 23
I’ve used this company for many years. They are always reliable. My house is bug free.
14:46 02 Mar 23
Our tech was great! Very professional. On time. I would recommend this company.
11:30 17 Feb 23
Professional and courteous staff
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00:08 10 Feb 23
We have used Cypress Pest Control for many years. This company has always been dependable to keep bugs away. Their technicians are professional and knowledgeable. They are also very flexible with their schedule if a rainstorm blows through and the plan is to spray the exterior. They are open to reschedule so that their product does the job. Thank you for keeping me pest free!
20:55 07 Feb 23
good customer service all the way around
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00:18 01 Feb 23
Robert is great! He does a wonderful job and is always so pleasant to deal with! I will continue using this professional company!
23:48 31 Jan 23
I have been using Cypress Creek pest control for several years now and they have never been anything less than professional and efficient. I highly recommend them to anybody looking for pest control services.
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21:20 27 Jan 23
Our technician was Danny. He did the most thorough job we have had so far with the company. We will ask for him again next time!!
21:18 27 Jan 23
Prompt, polite and thorough service
23:09 25 Jan 23
They are very responsible with their service and if you still have a problem they go back and fix it.
Patti Sue Brown
18:29 23 Jan 23
Staff was very friendly and service was prompt.
18:14 23 Jan 23
I can sit outdoors because of the great service Cypress Creek Pest Control provides. Their quarterly service keeps me pest free.
17:46 23 Jan 23
16:41 22 Jan 23
Casey is great.
14:46 20 Jan 23
We have used Cy Creek PC for about 16 years. We are very satisfied with the service. They are always prompt and professional and there is always good communication from the office and the technicians. They are easy to work with if I have to change an appointment and I would not use anyone else.
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18:52 17 Jan 23
Exterminator made sure all areas of my house were sprayed. Also asked if I had any issues before starting to confirm where/ what to focus on. Very nice guy and knowledgeable
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15:21 17 Jan 23
Great service for Pest Control! All their technicians are very professional. There was an issue where one of the techs caused damage to my home and CCPC sent out someone (Daniel) who was extremely professional, remedied the situation, and explained to me the long term fix as well. Great company & great staff.