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When you’re dealing with a pest infestation, the best thing you can do for your home is call in an expert. However, there are still lots of tips and tricks you can use to keep your home from being an inviting environment for creepy crawlies. Our experts keep our blog updated with articles on all things pest control so you can make the most of our treatments.

Early detection is key! Our experienced technicians can conduct thorough inspections to identify potential problems before they become major headaches (and wallet-aches).

Subterranean Sneak Attackers

At ATCO Pest Control, we understand the delicate balance of our ecosystem. Termites, for instance, play a vital role in breaking down dead wood and returning nutrients to the soil. But sometimes, nature's recycling crew decides your home is on the menu! Subterranean termites, the most common termite threat in the US, can wreak havoc on your property if left unchecked.Read more
Drywood Termites

Drywood Termites in the San Francisco Bay Area

Drywood termites are a type of wood-eating insect that can cause significant damage to homes and other structures. Unlike subterranean termites, which need moisture from the soil to survive, drywood termites can live in dry wood for years without any moisture. This makes them a particularly dangerous pest, as they can go undetected for long periods of time.Read more
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What is Sustainable Pest Management (SPM)?

Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) is becoming an increasingly important topic in the world of urban and structural pest control, addressing the need for approaches that are not only effective but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible.Read more

What Are Vespid Wasps | How to Get Rid of Vespid Wasps

Wasps in California come in a wide range of varieties, and are classified by their key behavioral differences; solitary, or social. Only a few wasp species live in social communities. Vespula, the "social-family" of wasps in general covers the group we refer to as Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets.Read more
Black widow spider

What are the Signs of a Black Widow Infestation?

If you think you have a black widow infestation, the first step is to identify the signs. Black widows are most commonly found in dark, secluded areas like basements and attics. They also build their webs close to the ground, so be sure to check low-hanging branches and bushes.Read more
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California's Stinging Insects: Wasps, Hornets, and Bees

Stinging insects in California can be a huge nuisance. They can ruin picnics, outdoor events, and even your day-to-day activities. However, they also have their benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of stinging insects in California and what their benefits are. We will also talk about how to get rid of them if they become a nuisance.Read more
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How to Get Rid of Rats in San Diego

If you're a homeowner in San Diego, then you may be wondering how to get rid of rats. Rats can be a huge nuisance and can cause a lot of damage to your home. In this blog post, we will discuss what rats look like, what attracts them, signs of an infestation, and how to get rid of them.Read more
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Types of Ants Found in Your Home

Ants are a common occurrence across the United States. However, you don't need to let them take over your living space. Learn facts about ants and how to get rid of them in your home.Read more