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Get Rid Of Rats 

Rats are a common problem in the San Francisco Bay and throughout our service area.  We often get calls from property owners with rats in their car or RVs, chicken coops, landscape, farms, and gardens. 


Rats are small and sneaky, sometimes you won’t see the pest itself, but you’ll have evidence they’ve been in your home or facility from the trail of droppings they leave, the scampering noises in the walls, or the appearance of gnaw marks.  These rodents quickly reproduce and present significant health threats, so it is crucial that you take action at the first signs of a rat infestation.


For professional rat control in the San Francisco Bay area, the Monterrey Bay area and Northern California, Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service is the company to call.


Our Three-Step Rodent Control Process

To get your rodent infestation under control and to reduce the risks associated with rats, Smith’s uses a three step process the delivers results.

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Phone Consultation Or Onsite Inspection

If you’re having a problem with rats outdoors, Smith’s will provide consultation and quote the service over the phone. If your rodent infestation is inside your home or business, then we will conduct an onsite inspection.

Our onsite rodent inspection involves:

  • Finding where the rodents are getting into your home or business
  • Examining signs of rodents (droppings, damages, gnawing, nests, etc.)
  • Determining whether you have rats
  • Understanding the severity of your rodent infestation

Develop A Management Plan 

Based on our inspection findings, our licensed pest control technician will develop a management plan for rat control. We’ll eliminate your existing rodent infestation and take steps to prevent a new infestation from occurring.

Implement Selected Rodent Control Treatment 

After sharing our rodent control plan with the property owner, our pest control experts will implement the selected method of control.


Rodent Control Methods

Smith’s relies on a variety of rodent control methods to eliminate rodent infestations and prevent future rodents from infesting and causing damage.

Rodent Trapping

Our interior trapping process involves carefully placed rodent traps that are out of reach of people and pets, but in areas that rodents frequent. For rodent problems outside your home or business, we use tamper-resistant traps that will capture the rodent but are safe for wildlife, pets, and children.

Rodent Repellents

Smith’s uses strategically placed natural repellents to repel rodents.

Rodent Baiting

Bait stations are useful for interior and exterior rodent control. While our bait is lethal to rats, it is not a risk to people, pets, or non-targeted wildlife. We’ll place bait stations on the interior and exterior of the property. When rats  consume the bait, they die. Upon resolution of the rodent problem, our technicians will return to remove the bait stations.

Rodent Exclusion

While our team does not provide exclusion services to prevent future rat infestations, we highly recommends implementing exclusion measures, such as patching and sealing holes.  

We’ll also make sanitation recommendations to reduce your risks for rodent infestations, including cleaning up trash or junk piles outdoors, removing old fruit, and eliminating potential rodent hiding places such as overgrowth and woodpiles.


Rodent Control Guarantee

A rodent control guarantee may be available for your property, ask us for details.


Request A Free Quote

Complete the form below to schedule your no obligation inspection.

or call (408) 709-1041