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.
I use this company to do quarterly in-house and outdoor spraying...have called on them for over 20 years. No bugs of any kind. And if an occasional insect makes it into the house, I know it, because they turn up dead. Good company... excellent staff.
14:42 24 Feb 24
Serviceman Dave was excellent. He was the most thorough in his exterminating than any of the others. He even put bait in the attic. He has serviced my home before and there is a big positive difference in the way he services my home. I wish he could come every time. Thank you, Dave for excellent service. 2024 review: There is a rent house next door. The people moved out and their German roaches came over to visit. Dispatcher said I would have to empty all cabinets and start service every month like initially. I said no. I have confidence in your product. After my quarterly service call with Mr. Dave, I did not see any more roaches even until my next quarterly service call. Cypress Creek is worth every dime that you pay!! Trust!
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16:36 23 Feb 24
Eddie was a personable professional who was able to diagnose the issue after careful inspection of the attic and exterior of my home. Thanks.❗😊
14:47 23 Feb 24
Great service, Steve did a thorough job.
20:08 22 Feb 24
I'm so glad I chose Cypress Creek Pest Control! From my initial phone call, the staff was extremely POLITE and PROFESSIONAL!Setting up my appointment was QUICK and EASY, conveniently paid over the phone, the young man that came out to our property ON TIME, was super FRIENDLY and very PROFICIENT in his work. I look forward to a lasting relationship with CCPC!
15:39 22 Feb 24
15:07 22 Feb 24
He was very helpful and detailed w what he was going to do and reminded me if see anything definitely call back and not is covered .
23:53 21 Feb 24
Very professional. No more problems with Mosquitos.
16:18 21 Feb 24
15:24 21 Feb 24
Top notch. Clean, efficient, communication was great. Treated my property like it was theirs.
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16:09 20 Feb 24
Good job.. Very thorough
15:39 20 Feb 24
I highly recommend their service. We had termites & they came out & did a great job.
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21:26 16 Feb 24
Very professional and knowledgeable. Performed the service earlier than expected and cost was very affordable.
21:19 16 Feb 24
Showed up on time, very professional, wore shoe coverings when inside the home. They also clean the eaves of webs and various junk.
20:41 16 Feb 24
I am so happy with our service!The technician is so friendly and they do all the work, scheduling and everything.I would highly recommend this company to any company looking for friendly and liable service.
20:40 16 Feb 24
Always on time and provides excellent, friendly customer service.
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14:37 16 Feb 24
I have used cypress creek for over 30 years. They are the BEST ! You can not go wrong with them …
00:36 16 Feb 24
Alex did an excellent job treating my home and property. He is extremely knowledgeable about pest control and answered all my questions about the bugs that I saw at my house. The customer service at Cypress Creek Pest Control is excellent. I will continue to recommend them to my friends and family.
15:26 15 Feb 24
Unfortunately, we had a termite issue. Ernie came out and completely educated me on the situation & the process for the remedy. Extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Highly reccomend.
15:25 15 Feb 24
Both gentlemen who came to our house were friendly and professional.
03:04 15 Feb 24
Ernie was so knowledgable on what was needed to rid my home of pest. David did a great job of prepping the house and explaining what to expect. I appreciate their professionalism and experience.
22:47 14 Feb 24
Best service. I will recommend to anyone. There is much better now- German roaches.
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21:07 14 Feb 24
As always very thorough. Knows the place well and treats very appropriately. Polite friendly professional. Great team.
20:52 14 Feb 24
Knowledgeable and professional.
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20:41 14 Feb 24
The best service you can ever get.the best people to work withOnly thing I can say “ wow what a service”Thank you
20:39 14 Feb 24
The technician was respectful and very informative. I received a call letting me know the technician was on his way. I like that because it demonstrates that the company cares about their customers. Thank you for the excellent customer service. Keep it up!
20:38 14 Feb 24
20:36 14 Feb 24
We have used Cypress Creek Pest Control for several years. They have always been professional and provide products that work for a reasonable price.
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17:57 25 Dec 23
Amazing service. Great people and a pleasure to work with!
14:17 25 Dec 23
This is a wonderful company. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would give them 5 stars.
22:49 22 Dec 23
The technicians are very thorough and nice. I appreciated how they did their work.
13:56 20 Dec 23
16:06 04 Dec 23
Really efficient and helped my family with everything they needed!