The insect pests that are particularly difficult to eliminate from infested homes are best controlled by adhering to the principles of integrated pest management. IPM is an approach to pest control that focuses on preventing infestations by combining multiple non-chemical control methods. IPM allows for the use of EPA-approved insecticides as a last resort when all non-toxic control methods have been exhausted. However, many of the most recently introduced insecticide formulations are low-toxicity, such as insect growth regulators (IGR), next generation bait products, microbial insecticides, silica gel, and Pyrethrins. The IPM process for cockroach pests entails inspection, sanitation, exclusion, and the use of low-toxicity insecticides.
In Houston where cockroaches are tremendously common and problematic pests, heavy indoor roach infestations should be addressed by a licensed pest control professional. An inspection within and around a home where an infestation exists or is suspected of existing is the first step in any cockroach control program. In addition to their training and experience, pest control professionals often have high-tech devices or other specific products that can detect and monitor pests within inaccessible and/or well-hidden locations where the pests would otherwise go unnoticed by homeowners. Sticky traps are widely available and useful for detecting indoor cockroach harborages.
Placing sticky traps near suspected roach harborages and in areas where roaches may travel to find food will indicate where indoor roaches are hiding. Sticky traps should always be placed in doorways, storage rooms, and beneath kitchen appliances. In closets and storage rooms, sticky traps should be placed along walls, near cabinets and along the door frame. Before placing sticky traps around a home, clutter should be removed and all interior living spaces should be sanitized in order to make sticky traps and bait products the only roach attractants available to the pests.
German cockroaches dwell solely indoors where they prefer to hide in cracks, crevices, and wall voids in warm areas near food. If German roaches are found congregating in a concealed harborage, a hair dryer can be used to flush them out, and the entrance to the harborage can then be sealed with caulk or another sealant product to exclude the pests. Not all sticky traps will collect roaches, but those that do must be located near a roach harborage, and the number of captured roaches on each sticky trap can indicate how extensive an infestation has become. While sticky traps are ideal for monitoring pests, they do not provide adequate control. Pest management professionals control roaches with vacuums, baits, dusts, or sprays, and many of the most effective German cockroach control products are only available to licensed professionals.
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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.
We’ve been customers for more than 20 years and have always been satisfied. Only had one issue, which they addressed and were appreciative of our feedback.
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Ronnie was super helpful and thorough going through the house, which wasn't easy as we're repainting and everything was everywhere. I also really like the flexibility of not being locked into a quarterly plan and can schedule a date whenever I need to.
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Anthony did an excellent job. Very professional and polite
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Very responsive and professional.
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Steve took time to answer my questions and pay attention to areas of concern.
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Prompt efficient and cost effective. Used for over thirty years.
14:52 10 Sep 23
They did a very thorough job!
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Always happy with the services provided.
14:37 08 Sep 23
Been using them for many years at 2 houses. They give great service, prompt, knowledgeable and affordable.
17:17 07 Sep 23
Very knowledgeable gentleman. Polite and caring
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Danny was friendly and answered all of my questions and concerns. I recommened you guys continue sending him out to treat the issues we talked about.
20:06 04 Sep 23
The best pest control company I’ve ever used! Very responsive and not pushy.
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Niki was amazing to deal with, all the staff has been great so far. Thank you Cypress Creek for having amazing customer service and pest service!
21:41 01 Sep 23
Kristy went above and beyond, her customer service is unmatched. Thanks to her I’ll be a forever customer with Cypress Creek pest!
17:32 01 Sep 23
They had to comeback a second time, however they were very quick to do so the next day. I’d use them again
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Tech was out of the house in less than 5 minutes, hope he covered all areas in the house
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Bob was professional, prompt & courteous as is the office staff. Bob listened to where my ant problem was and treated accordingly.
17:58 27 Aug 23
The technician was pleasant and seemed to care about me and my home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
16:56 26 Aug 23
Was having a major wasp issue, called and spoke with Lisa Bailey she sent Tate out to help me out. Complete life saver, I have recommended everyone I know to cypress creek pest
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Been a customer for over 30 years and am always pleased with prompt, courteous service, and competitive pricing. Have recommended to my clients regularly.
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Easy to schedule, good communication, professional technicians.
19:29 24 Aug 23
Cypress Creek Pest Control was recommended to me by a good friend who has used them for several years in the Houston area. I was pleasantly surprised that they come all the way out to Fulshear! Mr. Steve was very professional and kind while he explained the process of what he was going to do as it was my first visit. GREAT JOB!! I will recommend to others for sure! Very happy 😃
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21:30 23 Aug 23
We requested the services of Cypress Creek Pest Control for an infestation of German cockroaches we had in the kitchen. They did an excellent job finishing them off. In the three scheduled visits they made to us, they were always very professional, explaining in detail what they were going to do and the objective of each step. I highly recommend them.
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CCPC massively slowed down the ANT invasion. But we did notice some stragglers 4 days after spray. Nothin like it was. Based on their process of waiting 7-10 days it has been an improvement. Hoping I don’t have to call them back to respray.
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20:39 22 Aug 23
First time user, I have to say great service.
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Awesome service! Had a huge wasp problem on our back lawn digging nest all over. They came out right away and took care of it. Wasps appear to be gone! Thank you!! Great price & very professional.