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Pests come in all shapes and sizes, and one-size-fits-all approaches are rarely effective against all invaders. Here at ATCO, rather than a blanket service, our pest control services are based on a targeted approach carefully crafted to your specific infestation. When you work with us, our team of highly trained experts will provide dedicated support throughout every step of your treatment plan to explain our extermination techniques and what you can expect from your service, keeping you in the loop throughout the entire process.
ATCO can treat for any of the following pests:
It’s difficult enough dealing with an infestation without having to worry over whether or not your solution is going to cause more problems than it solves. Many DIY solutions for pest control rely on toxic chemicals that can put you and your loved ones at risk and damage your home or furniture. Here at ATCO, we’re proud to be an EcoWise and IPM-certified provider.
When you team up with us, you’ll receive the following:
When you’re dealing with pests, it’s never worth the risk to gamble with companies that don’t eliminate the infestation completely. When you work with ATCO, you’ll get locally crafted services backed by our satisfaction guarantee. Why not give your home the personalized protection it deserves? Contact us today to learn more about our guaranteed services!
California is home to several types of stinging insects. While yellow jackets are the most aggressive local species, most wasps can become territorial if you come near their nest. Wasps and yellow jackets will make their homes in the ground, in the rafters of your home, in trees, and in other areas that can be easily missed, making it easy for you to accidentally stumble across them before you know they’re there. Here at ATCO, we offer wasp control which utilizes a vacuum system rather than insecticides to safely remove these pests. When we’re done, we can either use our eco-friendly dust to coat the inside of the nest or seal it up entirely to keep wasps from returning.
At ATCO, our priority is to not only keep you safe from pests but to protect the environment. This is why we have a licensed beekeeper on staff. Sometimes the beekeeper is not able to extract the queen and/or the honeycomb and thereby the nest or beehive, so we do have to go in and get rid of them. In those cases, we hook up a vacuum to the entry/exit points and remove them in that manner versus using an insecticide. Once we’ve captured most of them in a vacuum, we’ll remove the nest from the wall and seal up the area if we can.
We also offer smaller services for your convenience.
We usually see black widow spiders and other nuisance house spiders rather than brown recluse spiders, since our climate is not conducive for them. ATCO is happy to offer spider control to reduce spider populations in and around your home. We do this by removing webs in hard-to-reach areas, but we do not eradicate spiders as they’re an important part of our ecosystem and can help control insect populations around your home.
Roaches are not only unsightly and unsettling, but roaches can spread salmonella, dysentery, typhoid fever, and countless other diseases and bacteria. It’s safe to say you don’t want them in your home! ATCO can help you get rid of these pests in no time with our fast and effective roach control.
Our roach control includes:
Sudden oak death isn’t really all that sudden—it is caused by the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, which lives and moves in water. It has over 50 different host plants that carry it that ultimately transmit it to oak trees. The most common true oak that’s affected by it are live oaks, white oaks, and tan oaks. We can prolong tree life through treatment, and if the tree does not have the pathogen, we can prevent it from getting it by doing treatments. We cannot reverse the effects of a tree once it’s been infected.
We use a combination of a product called Agri-Fos, which is just basically a salt fertilizer, and a penetrant, Penta-Bark, which allows the tree to be able to absorb the material into its system and spread it throughout the tree. We spray the bark the first 10-12 feet around the base of the tree, but we also have the ability to inject the tree with phosphite, which is the active ingredient in Agri-Fos, so there’s no spraying involved whenever we do that.
Pigeons, also known as “flying rats,” cause millions of dollars of damage to buildings every year. Pigeons do one of two things: they either roost or they nest. We get a lot of calls from building owners, and the first thing we need to know is whether they are roosting or nesting, as the methodologies needed for remediation are different. If pigeons are roosting, we use different products to keep them off of the ledge than we would if they are nesting in an area. If the pigeons are nesting, we use Bird Barrier products for remediation.
Bats, like spiders, are also pest control partners, but they can be a nuisance with the smell of bat guano, and even somewhat dangerous if they’ve become a tenant in your residence. ATCO provides an exclusionary service where we seal the area or the areas leading up their nest using a bat cone. They come out of the cone, but then when they return, they can’t get back in. We leave that up for a period of time and then we remove the cone and seal the opening. We are prohibited from performing this service during bats’ maternity period from June 1 to August 15. Bats are very beneficial out in the landscape, where they consume enormous amounts of mosquitoes and other insects, but you don’t want to encourage or allow them to come inside.
Having pests in your place of business is the fastest way to drive down sales and risk the health and safety of your loyal customers. To protect you from the devastation of a pest infestation in your workplace, ATCO provides commercial pest control to protect your facilities from common pests, including all crawling and flying insects, arachnids, and rodents. In addition to pest treatment and preventative work, we offer recommendations for sanitation services and other ongoing treatments to restore your property in the aftermath of an infestation. Call us at 415-898-2282 to learn more about how we can help you protect your business today.
Here at ATCO, we’ve been proud to provide specialized pest control in Northern California for over 35 years. We service San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties, as well as the San Diego area. If you need our assistance, check out the list below to see if your town is part of our service area.