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How to Protect Grapes from Animals: A Complete Guide for California Vineyards

Ground squirrels and gophers can be terrible for vineyards. That’s bad news for California, where workers harvested about 3,632 thousand tons of wine grapes from vineyards in 2021 alone. Unfortunately, California ground squirrels and other animals can decimate a wine crop in days. Here at Smith’s Pest Management, we specialize in safeguarding San Francisco Bay Area vineyards from animals. In

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California Limits the Use of Carbon Monoxide to Control Burrowing Pests

Recently, California introduced a bill that strictly limits the use of carbon monoxide to control burrowing pests like rats, gophers, and ground squirrels. While this law was put in place to protect people and non-target species, it has the potential to represent a major change for California homeowners and business owners. After all, carbon monoxide was an effective, humane, and

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How to Get Rid of Ground Squirrels in Your Yard: A Complete Guide [2022]

In some states, home and business owners enjoy watching squirrels frolic and play, scampering around, leaping from branch to branch in tall trees, or defying gravity by climbing onto bird feeders. However, in California, most home and business owners do not enjoy hosting a squirrel that can cause damage and create dangerous conditions on their properties. Fortunately, you don’t have to share space with

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