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Where is Your Cockroach From?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 15, 2016 at 3:44 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Cockroach Control

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We have been noticing an influx of Asian cockroaches in the Houston area. Although they are similar to the German cockroach, there are differences. Improper identification of this cockroach can result in ineffective control.

The Main Differences

The appearances are almost identical, but the Asian cockroach can fly, sometimes up to 120 feet! The German cockroach has wings as well but cannot fly. The Asian cockroach is found primarily outdoors in leafy piles and in shady areas. When they do come into your home you will see them in plain sight. They are attracted to the light whereas the German roach hides from the light.

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Your Best Defense Against The Cockroach

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2016 at 4:06 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Cockroach Control

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To some, cockroaches are one of the most loathed pests in the world. Their survival abilities are amazing. For instance, cockroaches can live an entire month without food! They can also survive a week without a head - only  dying because they can’t drink water.

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Got Raccoons? Leave Trapping to the Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] August 10, 2016 at 11:24 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Rodent Control

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If raccoons have invaded your home or property you may be thinking of going to your local hardware store to buy a live trap and using a do-it yourself method. There are some things you need to know before you decide this is the best course of action.

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Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Mosquito Bites

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2016 at 3:28 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Mosquito Control

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The Brazos County Health Department recently confirmed the first local  case of Zika Virus. The patient became contracted the virus after traveling outside of the United States to an area with mosquitoes infected with Zika Virus. Currently there are no Zika cases in Texas from people that have been bitten locally. That does not mean you are safe from the diseases mosquitoes spread, including dengue, malaria  and chikungunya.

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How to Keep an Office Building Pest Free

[fa icon="calendar'] July 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Commercial Pest Control

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Everyone wants and deserves a clean, safe and pest free space to work in. In general, insects, rodents and other pests can bring unhealthy conditions to your working space including opportunities for disease, allergies and  bug bites. 

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Ready to Enjoy a Flea Free Summer?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Flea Control

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It’s summertime and there is nothing worse than watching your pet itch and scratch for hours on end. Fleas are out in abundance this time of year and it is up to you to protect your home and pet from these bloodsuckers.

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Top 3 Pests You'll Find in Your Houston Home

[fa icon="calendar'] June 21, 2016 at 8:55 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Rodent Control, Ant Control

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Houston, with its subtropical climate, is home to many pests. This article will cover the top three most prolific and possibly annoying pests we have here in Houston.

1. ANTS

There are many species of ants and it usually involves correct identification to be able to eliminate these pests. Some ants prefer proteins, some prefer fats and their diets and tastes change. If you use a spray ant poison on a pharaoh ant instead of eliminating them you will cause them to bud (spread to different locations.)

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Avoid Bringing Bedbugs Home From Your Vacation

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2016 at 1:20 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Bed Bugs

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Everyone hates a bedbug. Just the mention of the pests gets your skin itching and the thought of throwing out your entire house of furniture out the window. There is a way to avoid bringing these insidious pests home from vacation with you.

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Office Pest Prevention: What Your Employees Can Do To Keep Pests Away

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2016 at 3:04 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Commercial Pest Control

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The first step in any pest control process is SANITATION. Employees often bring lunches to work or snack throughout the day. Do you see wrappers on the floor? Are there crumbs on tables or floors that haven’t been swept up? Do your employees leave coffee cups or dirty dishes in the company sink? Is the trash removed daily?

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Cypress Creek Pest Control Earns QualityPro Status

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2016 at 3:04 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Company News

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HOUSTON, TEXAS — CYPRESS CREEK PEST CONTROL, INC. a pest management company with 44 years in business in the Greater Houston Area, has earned the QualityPro Certification, the mark of excellence in pest management.

Becoming a QualityPro Certified company means that CYPRESS CREEK PEST CONTROL, INC. has taken extraordinary steps to ensure that consumers can rely on us.  From running criminal background checks on all of our employees to using environmentally sound integrated pest management practices, QualityPro Certified companies are committed to providing consumers with the highest possible services.

“Becoming QualityPro Certified was important to me, because I strive to offer consumers the best in pest management,” said Zach Ivey. “This designation offers consumers solid proof of the thoroughness and quality of my company’s services.”

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