The fact that bed bugs are among the top five most common pests in every US state should not come as a surprise to anyone. Given the commonality of bed bug infestations today, it is hard to believe that the pests were nowhere to be found in the country for nearly half of a century. During the mid 20th century, pest control professionals began using an insecticide known as DDT to eliminate bed bug infestations in homes and buildings. Considering that bed bugs were nearly eradicated from the country by the time the 1960s came around, DDT turned out to be a highly effective method of combating bed bugs. Unfortunately, bed bugs made a comeback shortly before the turn of the millenium, and today’s bed bugs are stronger than ever, thanks to DDT.
The belief that chemical insecticides were the answer to all pest problems is now understood to be erroneous, and this lesson was learned from DDT’s failure to make bed bug eradication permanent. As it turned out, bed bugs simply evolved a resistance to DDT, which primed the pests to develop a quick resistance to all other insecticide formulations introduced after DDT was banned decades ago. Pest control professionals struggled in vain to control bed bugs with insecticides for more than a decade after the pest’s resurgence. Luckily, high heat treatments have proven to be an effective method of bed bug control for the past few years, and experts agree that bed bugs cannot develop a resistance to high heat.
These days, professionals adhere to a new philosophy of pest control known as integrated pest management (IPM). IPM stresses the importance of preventing pest infestations by combining multiple non-chemical control methods. For example, excluding insect pests from homes by eliminating all potential entry points into structures, and eliminating indoor conditions that attract pests such as high moisture, unsanitary conditions, and accessible food sources. In accordance with IPM, insecticides are used only as a last resort, and when they are used, only minimal amounts are applied within and around structures. It is sometimes necessary to combine high heat treatments with conservative insecticide applications when eliminating heavy bed bug infestations. Since bed bugs are unique insect pests in that they do not invade homes and buildings on their own, but are rather brought indoors inadvertently by humans, preventing infestations is difficult. However, avoiding used furniture, and being mindful about bed bugs while in public places will go a long way toward preventing bed bug infestations. The public locations where people acquire bed bugs most frequently include libraries, hotels, motels, movie theaters, waiting rooms, public transportation, hospitals, schools and nursing homes.
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.
17:09 14 Sep 23
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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13:50 14 Sep 23
Anthony did an excellent job. Very professional and polite
14:39 13 Sep 23
Very responsive and professional.
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16:36 12 Sep 23
Steve took time to answer my questions and pay attention to areas of concern.
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17:37 10 Sep 23
Prompt efficient and cost effective. Used for over thirty years.
14:52 10 Sep 23
They did a very thorough job!
14:55 09 Sep 23
14:50 08 Sep 23
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
15:12 07 Sep 23
14:17 07 Sep 23
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.
18:02 03 Sep 23
21:44 01 Sep 23
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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18:14 31 Aug 23
Good knowledgable ….Love that they check in !!!!
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17:38 29 Aug 23
Tech was out of the house in less than 5 minutes, hope he covered all areas in the house
16:43 29 Aug 23
13:15 29 Aug 23
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
21:31 25 Aug 23
18:22 25 Aug 23
Been a customer for over 30 years and am always pleased with prompt, courteous service, and competitive pricing. Have recommended to my clients regularly.
15:57 25 Aug 23
21:24 24 Aug 23
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 😃
17:35 24 Aug 23
03:28 24 Aug 23
Nice courteous young man
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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00:45 23 Aug 23
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.
Pablo De La Torre
20:39 22 Aug 23
First time user, I have to say great service.
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13:08 21 Aug 23
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.