Mole Control

Bay Area's Gopher & Pest Control Specialists

The Pests Stop Here!

(408) 871-6988

Get Rid Of Moles

Moles are small mammals that live entirely in the soil. They eat grubs, worms, and bugs. Their big claws let them move easily through the soil as if swimming. As the moles tunnel under the ground, they damage grass roots and turn the grass an unsightly brown. Before you know it, your lawn will be covered in a crisscross web of dirt paths and mounds caused by moles moving just beneath the surface. Not only is it unattractive, but mole mounds can create tripping hazards and completely ruin your grass.

If you have a soft lawn, raised ridges of soil or big piles of dirt all over your yard – you probably have a mole problem. 

For help getting rid of moles, contact the experts in mole control for the San Francisco Bay area; contact Smith’s Pest Management.

Our Mole Control Methods

mole in a flower garden

Annual Mole Program

If moles are a recurring problem damaging your lawn, we suggest our annual mole control program. We’ll return to your property to help eliminate and prevent moles from moving in on a regular basis – so you can maintain a healthy, green lawn.

Eliminate the Mole's Food Source

Smith’s also provides grub control services for property owners experiencing mole problems. Moles primarily eat grubs as their food source, so if we eliminate grubs from your lawn, we can make your yard less desirable and drastically reduce the number of moles. Our grub control solution consists of a granular lawn treatment.

3-Step Mole Control Process

Controlling moles is primarily a matter of trapping them, but Smith’s also provides mole exclusion services to help reduce the number of moles tunneling into your yard. Here’s how we get rid of moles:


Phone Consultation Or Onsite Inspection

When you suspect a mole infestation, give us a call. We can often provide a quote after a phone consultation – but if circumstances suggest a larger problem, we’ll send a licensed pest control technician to your property for an onsite


Mole Trapping 

Smith’s uses mole trapping as our primary mole control method. We never use poison for moles. After inspecting the yard, we’ll discover the mole’s most active runways for trap placement, generally found in the straight tunnels of your lawn or around the perimeter of your yard. We’ll clean-out your existing mole problem and recommend our annual mole control program to prevent reoccurring mole problems in the future.


Mole Exclusion 

The size of moles and their underground nature makes it difficult to stop them from entering your lawn completely. While we do not provide mole exclusion services, we do recommend using gopher baskets and gopher wire to prevent moles from entering the property.

Where We Service

service area map
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Oakland
  • Pleasanton
  • Alameda
  • Berkeley
  • Livermore
  • Dublin
  • Piedmont
  • Concord
  • Danville
  • Walnut Creek
  • Clayton
  • San Ramon
  • Lafayette
  • Orinda
  • Novato
  • Mill Valley
  • San Rafael
  • Stinson Beach
  • Greenbrae
  • San Anselmo
  • Fairfax
  • Ross
  • Tiburon
  • Belvedere
  • Larkspur
  • Monterey
  • Carmel
  • Seaside
  • Salinas
  • Santa Cruz
  • Soquel
  • Capitola
  • Aptos
  • Watsonville
  • Bonny Doon
  • Corralitos
  • Belmont
  • Woodside
  • San Mateo
  • Daly City
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Portola Valley
  • Hillsborough
  • San Carlos
  • Atherton
  • San Jose
  • Gilroy
  • Los Altos
  • Los Gatos
  • Morgan Hill
  • Palo Alto
  • Mountain View
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale
  • Cupertino
  • Sebastopol
  • Santa Rosa
  • Rohnert Park
  • Penngrove
  • Petaluma
  • Sonoma
  • Kenwood
  • Glen Ellen

Mole Control Guarantee

A mole control guarantee may be available for your property; please ask us for details.

Jack J. - Santa Cruz, CA

“My home is surrounded by an orchard. Hundreds of gophers. I have a lawn and a Japanese garden. I have tried to control the gophers myself, upon failing, I hired three companies, who also failed. I discovered Smith’s. They saved my lawn and garden. Nice people too. Worth the money. Trap three or four every month. It is either them or no lawn and garden.”