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Mice, Rats…Oh My!

We don’t know about you, but hearing the words mice and rats does not bring a warm cozy feeling. Even though the mere thought of an infestation can be unnerving there are tips and tricks to control these rodents. Rodents often live near areas of open space or where...

When Was Your Last Termite Inspection?

What do you think of when you hear the word termites? You may think of a blue and yellow tent that covers a house to resolve the house’s termite issues. You may think of the scary thought of termites eating your foundation! Regardless of your thoughts, termites are an...

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...