Eliminating Gophers, Ground Squirrels & More For 10+ Years

The economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley is San Jose. This large Northern California city is home to over 1 million people, many of whom are attracted by its strong business community and Mediterranean-like weather. Unfortunately, it is not only people that love living in San Jose, but many species of pests also thrive in this area of California. To protect your property from being damaged by invasive pests like gophers, moles, squirrels, and rats turn to the local pest control experts at Smith’s Pest Management. For more than 10 years we have been protecting Bay Area properties from destructive pests. To learn more about our comprehensive and non-toxic gopher, mole, squirrel, and rat solutions, give Smith’s Pest Management a call today.


Learn More About Gopher Control In San Jose, CA

California pocket gophers are invasive pests that are active throughout the entire year. They spend most of their lives tunneling and feeding under the ground, damaging grass, trees, plants, and flowers in the process.

Once gophers have decided to call your property home, they can be very difficult to eliminate. The professionals at Smith’s Pest Management know gophers inside and out and can provide the services needed to get rid of them.

Our gopher trapping process includes:

  • Exposing gopher tunnels.

  • Placing a stainless steel gopher trap inside.

  • Re-covering the exposed tunnel and marking it with a small flag.

  • Returning to remove the gophers from the trap.

  • Placing more traps (if necessary) to remove all the gophers from your property.

To discover which of our gopher trapping program options is the best fit for your San Jose property, reach out to us today and speak with one of our friendly professionals.

smiths gopher trapping service setting traps outside of a home in san jose california

Tips To Avoid The Damage Moles Can Cause In San Jose, CA

Moles are destructive pests that are often found invading Northern California properties. To help you stop moles from causing damage to your San Jose property, we offer the following prevention tips:

  • If possible, place an underground perimeter fence around your property. An underground fence will help stop moles from gaining access to your yard.

  • Moles are attracted to soft damp soil; do not overwater your lawn and gardens.

  • Having a dog or cat on your property may make moles think twice about making your yard their new home.

  • Partner with Smith’s Pest Management.

When it comes to moles, it is important to understand that the healthier your lawn is the more it is at risk for a mole infestation. A lawn that is full of soft soil, earthworms, grubs, and other insects, is a lawn that moles want to call home. To help protect your lawn from being damaged by these tunneling pests, Smith’s Pest Management offers effective mole trapping and mole exclusion services. To learn more about our mole control options, give us a call today.


Signs Of Ground Squirrel Infestation In San Jose, CA

Ground squirrels are one of the most common rodents in our area, they are prolific breeders, and they can cause major damage to lawns by digging unsightly and dangerous holes and burrows into the ground. Ground squirrels can cause a lot of damage in a small amount of time so knowing the signs of their presence is important.

Signs of a ground squirrel infestation:

  • Ground squirrels look similar to tree squirrels, gray with a bushy tail. If they are burrowing on your property you will more than likely spot them hanging out in groups on rocks, woodpiles, and in garden areas.

  • Large holes popping up on your property. Ground squirrels dig burrows in lawns, gardens, and around the edges of foundations, patios, and decks.

  • Ground squirrels leave tell-tale signs of their presence. They will scrape dirt or gravel away from the edges of foundations, leave scrape marks on trees and on the outside of structures (garages, sheds, etc.), and will raid and destroy gardens and grapevines.

If you discover what you think is ground squirrel damage on your San Jose property, immediately contact Smith’s Pest Management. Our professionals will quickly come to your aid and provide the targeted ground squirrel control services needed to get rid of the pesky pests!


Problems Rats Cause In San Jose, CA

Rats are a common problem for property owners in our area. Whether you live in the city, country, or suburbs, rats can invade and cause damage to your property, home, and vehicles. In addition to the significant property damage rodents can cause, they can also introduce and spread a variety of diseases including murine typhus, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis. And they usually carry fleas, mites, and other parasites that are capable of spreading more diseases to you and your family.

Getting rid of rats as quickly as possible is vital to the health and safety of your family and helps to protect your home and property from being damaged. At Smith’s, we can eliminate rat problems quickly through our three-step rodent control process.

1. A phone consultation or onsite inspection.

2. Development of a rodent-management plan.

3. Implementing the rodent-management plan.

To learn more about eliminating rats from your San Jose property, give the rodent control experts at Smith’s Pest Management a call today!


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