Serving Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area

Ready for Bed Bugs?

“Where are you headed this summer?” This is a common question that we all seem to ask one another to find out each others’ summer plans. Most respond to this question by discussing their exotic vacation locations, their travel plans, or their plans for a staycation....

The Argentine Ant vs. The Odorous House Ant

There are two main ants, the Argentine and Odorous House Ant, that we deal with in the San Francisco Bay Area. Twice a year, we have an influx of ants during the rainy winter season and the extreme heat of summer. If Argentine ants are your problem, having a semi...

What is Happening to the Family Owned & Operated Businesses?

Over the course of the past several years, the Pest Management industry has experienced an acquisition and merger resurgence. In the late 1990’s, President of ATCO Pest Control, Richard Estrada, remembers hearing about the sale of a family owned pest management...

How to Protect From an Ant Invasion

What do you think of when you hear the word ants? Perhaps they are an insect that you don’t think very much about until you open your kitchen cabinet and you see a trail of ants surrounding a crumb you forgot to clean up. Or perhaps you began to see ants in a...

Global Bed Bug Summit 2018

Every other year the National Pest Management Association holds a Global Bed Bug Summit. ATCO Pest Control has attended the past four conferences, and it has been exciting to attend these conferences as several researchers from around the global share their results...

Protect Yourself from Rodents

As we move into the winter season one thing we should all be concerned about is, how can I protect my home from rodents? In the Bay Area, there are three different types of rats which include the roof rat, the Norway rat, and the wood rat. The wood rat can typically...