Several wasp and bee species can be a medically threatening nuisance around, and even within homes during the spring, summer, and fall seasons in Houston. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2000 and 2017, an average of 62 people were killed annually by wasp or bee envenomations in the US. During this time, 2001 saw the fewest envenomation fatalities at only 43, and 2017 saw the highest number of envenomation fatalities at a whopping 89. Unfortunately, the rate of human fatalities resulting from wasp and bee envenomations has been growing steadily in the US for the past 15 years. Between 2003 and 2010, Texas led the nation with the highest number of on-the-job fatalities resulting from insect-related incidents, the vast majority of which were anaphylactic reactions to wasp or bee stings.
Most wasp and bee attacks that result in hospitalizations and fatalities occur on residential properties after humans inadvertently disturb nests that are located in high-traffic areas. Wasp and bee nests are often established as ground burrows on residential lawns, but the locations where wasps and bees prefer to establish nests differs from species-to-species. Above-ground wasp and bee nests are commonly found on the underside of eaves or attached to gutters, in shrubs along walkways, on door frames, on window frames, in attics, on patios, in garages, and in wall voids. Because most deadly wasp and bee envenomation cases occur on residential properties, the wasp and bee species that pest control professionals deal with most frequently are also responsible for the highest number of attacks on humans.
According to a recently published nationwide survey of pest control professionals, the most commonly managed stinging insect species within and around homes during the year of 2016 were common paper wasps, yellow jacket wasp species, honey bees, mud dauber wasps, bumblebees, cicada killer wasps, and Africanized honey bees. Africanized honey bees are non-native pests that are commonly known as “killer bees,” and they were first discovered in Houston in 1993. Since their arrival in Houston, Africanized honey bees have killed many residents, as well as a tremendous number of residential pets. During 2018, nearly 100,000 Africanized honey bees aggressively swarmed through the River Oaks area of Houston, hospitalizing at least one resident. This same year, more than one million Africanized honey bees were removed from a nest within a southwest Houston home. Africanized honey bees frequently establish nests within homes, and they are unique for being one of the few insect pests that aggressively attacks humans with little provocation.
Have you ever encountered a swarm of Africanized honey bees?
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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Anthony did an excellent job. Very professional and polite
14:39 13 Sep 23
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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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.