Eliminating Gophers, Ground Squirrels & More For 10+ Years

As the county seat of Marin County, the city of San Rafael, CA, has quite the reputation to uphold. We get visitors all year long from all over the country. They’re attracted to our irresistible Bay Area climate, and who could blame them? Unfortunately, our ideal weather also brings some other, less welcome visitors into town. Nuisance pests thrive in our temperate climate, which is why it’s so important for you to protect your San Rafael property from the horrors of pest infestation.

For the best pest protection in the San Francisco Bay Area, look no further than Smith’s Pest Management. For over ten years, we’ve been servicing homes and businesses throughout Marin County, and Santa Clara County, and the surrounding areas. Each one of our team members is fully certified with a Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Qualified Applicator’s License and a Trapper’s License from the California Department of Fish & Game. We offer non-toxic, organic, and green pest control solutions that bring you the year-round protection you deserve. We’re proud to be your Bay Area pest management specialists, so call us today for your free quote, and we will schedule your inspection as soon as possible.

 

Why Professional Gopher Control Is Important For Your San Rafael, CA Property

Here in California, one of our most common nuisance pests is pocket gophers. These little guys are active all year long, and they can be very difficult to eliminate. Gophers are known for destroying lawns. They spend time underground, digging tunnels and burrowing into the dirt to travel from one place to the next. If you’re seeing horseshoe-shaped mounds of dirt or noticeable damage to plants and vegetation, you may have a gopher problem on your hands.

Smith’s Pest Management provides comprehensive gopher control services that protect your San Rafael property from infestation. With over a decade of experience in the successful detection and removal of gopher activity, we know which treatment methods are effective and which ones are not. When it comes to gophers, traps are more effective than baits. That’s why we start by exposing the gopher tunnel, installing gopher baskets and wires, and then marking the trap location so we can monitor the progress. Contact us today to learn more.

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How Dangerous Are Moles In San Rafael, CA?

Like gophers, moles are intrusive pests that tunnel underground and destroy your lawn and yard. Moles live in the soil, feeding on bugs, grubs, and worms to survive. They have large claw-type hands that allow them to move quickly through the soil in a sort of swimming motion. As they burrow through the soil, they damage the roots of your grass, turning your lawn brown. They also create dirt paths and mounds throughout the yard, presenting dangerous tripping hazards to those on the property.

If you want dependable mole control services, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of pest experts offers mole trapping and exclusion services that protect your property all year long. We start by identifying active runways, so we know where to place the traps. We never use poisonous treatments or pesticides. We concentrate on common problem areas like straight tunnels found in the lawn or around the perimeter of the yard. Reach out to us to speak to one of our pest experts about our annual mole control program. 

 

What All San Rafael, CA Property Owners Ought To Know About Ground Squirrels

Ground squirrels are a common rodent here in California. They are active all year round, and they breed rapidly. Similar to gophers and moles, ground squirrels have a burrowing nature. They tend to burrow underground and beneath concrete, causing serious damage to foundations, pools, and patios. They dig under fences to gain entry onto your property, causing all kinds of property damage. In fact, ground squirrels cause up to 50 thousand dollars in damages every single year.

Here at Smith’s Pest Management, we offer complete residential and commercial ground squirrel solutions that you can depend on. We use trusted IPM (Integrated Pest Management) treatments to successfully trap ground squirrels, eliminate them, and prevent them from returning. From trapping and fumigation to annual baiting, we have you covered. Give us a call to get started.

 

Do You Know The Consequences Of Wildlife Activity On Your San Rafael, CA Property?

There’s a reason why we focus primarily on gophers, moles, voles, and other nuisance wildlife. Nuisance wildlife activity can have a big impact on your San Rafael property, and the negative consequences of wildlife infestation are extremely dangerous.

Here are some of the main dangers of wildlife activity:

  • Contamination through urine and feces

  • Costly property damage

  • Destabilization of structures

  • Destruction and contamination of insulation

  • Destruction of yard and/or garden

  • Invasion of the kitchen in search of food

  • Nesting within the home

  • Noise and scavenging behavior

  • Scattering of garbage and trash

  • Transmission of harmful diseases

To avoid these threats, the best protection you have is from the pest professionals. Our wildlife control services offer you year-round protection from these harmful intruders. From gophers and squirrels to raccoons, skunks, and opossums, we have your back. Contact the team at Smith’s Pest Management today to get your detailed quote, and we will schedule your initial inspection right away.

 

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