Getting Rid Of Gophers, Ground Squirrels & More For 10+ Years

Fremont, located on the southeast side of San Francisco Bay, is full of great people, culture, educational opportunities, and of course fun! Unfortunately, Fremont’s moderate climate not only attract people to this great city, but also many invasive, annoying, and potentially dangerous pests. To protect Fremont properties from yellow jackets, moles, gophers, voles, ground squirrels, and rats, partner with the local professionals at Smith’s Pest Management. We offer effective and modern treatment options. To learn how our comprehensive and non-toxic pest control solutions can get rid of garden pests and more from your Fremont property, give Smith’s Pest Management a call today. 


Guide To Yellow Jacket Control In Fremont, CA

Yellow jackets often create nests in holes in the ground. Their ground nests, which they aggressively defend, can be difficult for people to spot, making yellow jackets dangerous pests to have on your property. Smith’s Pest Management provides the services needed to protect your family and pets from their painful stings and dangerous venom.

To rid properties of invasive yellow jackets, we come to Fremont properties and implement our yellow jacket control process which includes:

  • A thorough inspection to find the yellow jacket ground nests located on a property.

  • Treatment of the ground nests to eliminate the yellow jackets living in the nest.

  • To get rid of any yellow jackets that were not in the nest during treatment, we place treated bait around your property.

To learn more about our effective yellow jacket control process which can be completed as a one-time service or as a year-round service, give us a call today.

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How To Identify Ground Squirrel Problems In Fremont, CA

As their name suggests, these squirrels don’t live and nest in trees, but rather in holes they create in the ground. Their digging habits can create a lot of damage to a property in a short period of time. A ground squirrel infestation can be identified by the unique damage these rodents cause. 

  • Unsightly holes and burrows in or around lawns, gardens, fields, foundations, patios, and decks.

  • Scrape marks on trees, sheds, and garages.

  • Scraping away gravel or dirt from concrete foundations, driveways, and walkways.

  • Destruction of gardens and orchards. 

To stop ground squirrels from causing extensive damage to your Fremont property, partner with the ground squirrel control experts at Smith’s Pest Management. Our ground squirrel control process includes a thorough inspection, the development of a management plan, the elimination of ground squirrels, and exclusion methods. To learn more about our ground squirrel control service, give us a call today.  


3 Things Every Fremont, CA Homeowner Should Know About Rodents 

Rodents are tough pests to keep off your property and away from your home. They are highly invasive and like to take advantage of food and shelter which we unintentionally provide for them. 3 things that every homeowner should know about rodents include:

  1. Rodents are a year-round problem in Fremont, they can enter into your home any time of the year looking for a safe place to nest that is close to food sources.

  2. Rodents can enter homes in a variety of ways including spaces in foundations, spaces around utilities entering your home, through open vents, through chimneys, and through holes in the roofline.

  3. Rodents are dangerous. They have the potential to contaminate food and the surfaces of your home with their urine, excrement, and saliva. Additionally, they can cause structural damage to your home that can lead to fires (chewing through wires).

If rodents have become a problem on your property or in your home call the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management. We can provide the rodent control services need to eliminate them and prevent their return throughout the year. 

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Fremont's Complete Guide To Effective Rat Control

Rats are a dangerous pest, as they’re responsible for spreading pathogens to humans through something as simple as their fecal matter and saliva. Before they reach your Fremont property, they live in unsanitary conditions like those found in sewers, garbage bins, and other dank places, carrying pathogens from these place with them when they enter your property. Here are a few tips to effectively control rats on your Fremont property:

  • Seal up your home. Rats are capable of getting into your home through very small openings and crevices, so be sure to patch them up with rodent-proof materials like wire mesh.

  • Practice proper food and trash storage. Rodents are a pest that look primarily for your food, whether that’s food that’s been left on the counter overnight or crumbs in your garbage can. That’s why it’s so important to store things like food and trash in containers with proper lids that stay sealed.

  • Keep things tidy. Rats also love clutter to hide in, so things like stacks of old newspapers or packing materials in your attic are all fair game to them. Aim to keep your home clean and tidy to avoid giving rats a hiding spot.

The safest, most effective way to control rats on your Fremont Property is always with professional assistance. For rodent control that you can count on, contact the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management.

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Why You Should Call A Professional When You Spot Gophers In Fremont, CA

Gophers are garden pests that spend most of their lives underground and out of sight of people. This makes them difficult pests to eliminate and control. If you spot gopher damage on your property, it is important to contact a professional. Professionals understand gophers and can provide the services needed to eliminate them, minimizing the amount of damage their feeding habits cause to grass, trees, shrubs, and plants. 

At Smith’s Pest Management, we have developed an effective method to trap and remove gophers from properties. Our professionals find and expose a portion of the gopher’s tunnel. Then they place a stainless steel gopher trap inside. After a few days, our professionals return to remove the gophers from the traps. They will repeat the process until all the gophers have been removed from your property. To eliminate destructive gophers from your property once and for all, call Smith’s Pest Management today!


What To Do About Problematic Birds Around Your Fremont Property

Many people in the Fremont area seek to attract birds for their melodic chirping and simply to watch them. However, birds can quickly turn into a big problem on your property if you let them. Birds like pigeons leave behind massive amounts of fecal matter that carry pathogens, and woodpeckers can cause significant structural damage to your buildings as well. Birds can be hard to deter on your own, which is why contacting the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management is the right first step. With our team of highly trained technicians and access to the highest quality pest control solutions, we’re able to deter every bird from geese to pigeons to seagulls to sparrows and everything in between. We utilize tools such as spikes, netting, and other deterrents that are all discreet but effective, so that you can stay clear of birds, no matter what. 

Contact Smith’s Pest Management today to keep your Fremont property free from birds of all kinds.


How Dangerous Is It To Have Raccoons On My Fremont Property?

While raccoons may seem cute when you see them out and about, they’re actually considered a very dangerous pest in the Fremont area. As most wildlife tends to do, raccoons will swat and scratch, even bite, humans if they feel threatened. What makes this fact so scary is that their definition of "threatened" is unpredictable. And what many people don’t know is that raccoons actually possess very sharp teeth and strong claws that are capable of causing a lot of harm to humans and their pets. Raccoons are also one of the most common spreaders of rabies, and can spread it relatively easily. 

If you suspect the presence of raccoons on your Fremont property, contact the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management today and take the first step toward keeping your property pest-free with our raccoon control. 


Why Spiders Are Crawling Into Fremont Homes

Spiders are a diverse group of arachnids that range all the way from cellar spiders to the black widow. Some are venomous while others are not, but regardless, spiders are not a pest that you want loitering around your Fremont home. While spiders differ in many ways, for the most part, they crawl into your Fremont home for many of the same reasons:

  • Food. Spiders prey on other pests like mosquitoes, moths, cockroaches, and fruit flies, so they come indoors if they sense the presence of other pests. Typically, the presence of spiders implies that you may have at least one other active pest infestation. If the pest problem resolves, spiders won’t hang around.

  • Water. In order to satiate their need for hydration, some species of spiders seek leaky faucets and bathtubs with stagnant water.

  • Warmth. Many spiders seek warmer, indoor shelter when temperatures drop during the winter months or any time the area is facing a cold front.

  • Humidity. The house spider, for example, is attracted to areas of high humidity, making moist areas where humans hardly go ideal. Look to attics and basements for possible congregations of spiders.

If you notice spiders in your home, it may indicate a larger problem with pests, so contact the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management today to ensure that your home is pest-free with our spider control services.


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