San Francisco Bay Area, CA Pest Control Services

San Francisco Bay Area, known for being the cultural, commercial, and financial center of the area, is home to a variety of neighborhoods, thriving businesses, and tons of activities. San Francisco Bay Area has something for everyone! But, unfortunately, “everyone” includes the gophers, ground squirrels, moles, and rats that live here as well. To keep these invasive and damaging pests off of your property and out of your home or business, partner with the local pest control experts at Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service. For over 10 years, we have been protecting homes, businesses, lawns, and landscapes from destructive pests. To learn more about our non-toxic pest control services, reach out to us today.

 

Guide To Avoiding Yellow Jackets In San Francisco Bay Area, CA

At Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service we do more than just protect properties from gophers and other lawn pests, we also protect people from yellow jackets. Yellow jackets create ground nests in the holes that gophers create in lawns. Yellow jackets prey on other insects, but also enjoy feeding on many of the foods we enjoy. These stinging insects can become a nuisance around outdoor eating areas.

To help you avoid problems with yellow jackets on your property, here is a helpful list of prevention tips:

  • Fill in holes in your lawn.

  • Remove excess debris from your property that yellow jackets can create their nests in.

  • Seal openings in the foundation, exterior walls, or roof line of your home.

  • Keep tight-fitting lids on trash cans and compost bins.

  • Keep outdoor eating areas cleaned up.

If you are experiencing problems with yellow jackets and/or gophers on your property, contact the experts at Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service. We will quickly come to your aid and provide the services needed to solve your property’s pest problems!

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What Every San Francisco Bay Area, CA Resident Should Know About Moles

One of the biggest misconceptions about moles is that they are rodents. Moles are not rodents, they are a type of insectivore. Moles are garden pests that have the potential to destroy lawns and landscaping while digging tunnels through the soil to feed on snails, earthworms, grubs, worms, and slugs. They will also nibble and snack on bulbs and seeds.

Moles live almost their entire lives underground. This means you are not likely to see theses pest often, if ever. If moles are on your property, you will find trails or raised soil in your grass, molehills (soil mounds), and plant and lawn damage. If moles have invaded your San Francisco Bay Area property, contact the mole control professionals at Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service. To learn more about our effective mole trapping and exclusion services, give us a call today.

 

Guide To Rat Control In San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Rats are a common pest problem in the San Francisco Bay Area area. Cars, gardens, chicken coops, homes, and businesses can all be invaded by rats. Rats cause a variety of problems including structural damage that can lead to fire and water damage, destroying inventory and personal property, contaminating food, and spreading diseases. To eliminate rat problems, we utilize a three-step control process that includes:

  • A phone consultation or an onsite inspection.

  • The development of a management plan.

  • The implementation of our rodent control treatment options which may include trapping, repellents, baiting, and/or exclusion services.

To keep sneaky and destructive rats off of your property and out of your home or business, call Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service to learn more about our professional rat control services.

 

What Does Gopher Damage Look Like In San Francisco Bay Area, CA?

Gophers are a type of rodent that lives under the ground. They tunnel through the soil feeding on grass, plant roots, and bulbs. Gophers are highly destructive pests. A single gopher can cause significant damage to property. If gophers are living on your property, you may discover the following:

  • Horseshoe-shaped mounds of dirt around your yard.

  • Patches of dead grass.

  • Caved-in areas in your lawn.

  • Damaged or dying crops and garden plants.

  • Underground pipes and cables that are damaged by their chewing.

If your property has been invaded by gophers, contact the professionals at Smith’s Gopher Trapping Service. We will successfully rid your property of destructive gophers with our highly effective gopher control services. To learn the details of all our gopher control options, give us a call today.

 

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