When is Ant Season?

Google “ant season” and you find responses for most times of the year, including December, April and July. Fact is, there is no single “ant season.” Ants may choose to enter buildings at any time of year seeking shelter from the elements, whether that means rain and cold or dry heat. And, of course, food … More »

Buying a Home or Moving? Consider Proactive Pest Identification

Relocating your family or your business is a complicated process and there are many things to keep in mind as you look at properties. Something you shouldn’t neglect is the possible presence of “roommates” waiting for you in the form of insects, spiders and rodents already in residence. Experts say that at least some of … More »

On the Trail of Bed Bugs

Continuing our recent discussion of bedbugs, we offer an interesting recent study on the movement of those notorious insects. Despite considerable research in recent years, certain behaviors of the bed bug remain poorly understood. While their movement between apartments in a multiplex has long been suspected, it has never been empirically proven. However, a research … More »

Bedbugs in the Bay Area Redux

For some time now, our featured blog entry has been, “Bedbugs Are Occupying the Bay Area.” We first posted that in June of 2012. What has changed in the time since is not so much the reality of the invasion, but the response to it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the … More »

A Bigger, Better ATCO

There’s a lot to the “less is more” argument. In many contexts, the idea of doing with less is sound, whether for economic or more philosophical reasons. We won’t argue. And sometimes bigger is better. Over the last year, ATCO has acquired two Marin pest management companies: Select Pest Control and R. Bees Pest. In … More »