Oakland, CA Pest & Gopher Control

Bay Area's Gopher & Pest Control Specialists

The Pests Stop Here!

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Protect Your Oakland Lawn & Garden from Burrowing Pests with the Help of Smith’s!

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Are you noticing signs like bare patches in your lawn, dirt mounds in the garden, ruined landscaping, and destroyed plants?

If so, you might have a pest problem.

Fortunately, you don’t have to face it alone.

At Smith’s Pest Management, we specialize in eco-friendly pest control services that are safe for the environment and your family.

We provide burrowing pest control services to get rid of gophers, moles, ground squirrels, voles, rats, and more. Trust us to keep your space pest-free!

Smith’s Pest Control Services for Oakland, CA

At Smith’s, we provide various pest control services for customers in and around Oakland

Come to us for the following:

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Burrowing Pest Control

Are pesky burrowing creatures like gophers, ground squirrels, moles, and voles ruining your outdoor space? 

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Our expert team specializes in top-notch residential and commercial pest control, specifically targeting burrowing pests. 

Using a comprehensive approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), we employ various practical methods, including trapping, habitat modification, exclusion techniques, and eliminating food and shelter sources.

Contact us today to learn more. 

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Annual Gopher, Mole & Vole Program

Are you looking to keep pesky burrowing critters off your property all year? Sign up for our exclusive gopher, mole, and vole control program!

For an affordable monthly fee, a skilled Smith’s technician will visit your property every month. 

During each visit, they’ll implement effective strategies to keep gophers, moles, and voles at bay. 

This may involve setting and re-baiting traps, expert advice on pest exclusion, and more. 

Say goodbye to unwanted pests and the hassle of having to remember to schedule your pest control appointments with our comprehensive program!

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Residential Pest Control Service

Dealing with pests can pose a significant issue for residential properties. 

Luckily, our team delivers comprehensive pest control solutions for homes in and around Oakland, CA. 

When you reach out to us, we will explain our services and pricing clearly. 

Our technicians will then conduct a detailed assessment of your home and property to create a personalized plan that addresses your specific pest situation. 

After implementing our initial treatments, we will schedule follow-up visits to provide any necessary additional treatments.

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Commercial Burrowing Pest Control

At Smith’s, we also provide effective burrowing pest control services for businesses and commercial properties. 

Our expertise extends to various industries, including hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing warehousing, and real estate. 

When you hire us, our dedicated team will utilize eco-friendly methods to eliminate burrowing pests that are wreaking havoc around your business, ensuring long-lasting results. 

Let us take care of your pest control needs, both now and in the future.

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Rat & Mouse Control

Rodents are widespread, and properties in and around Oakland, CA, aren’t immune to their impact. 

If left unaddressed, rats and mice can wreak havoc on your outdoor areas, pose health risks to your loved ones and pets, and make your living environment less enjoyable.

At Smith’s, we provide a compassionate and efficient solution to eliminate rats and mice and keep them from returning. 

We’ve got you covered whether you’re facing a minor rodent problem or a severe infestation.

Our Pest Control Process for Oakland Properties

Our approach relies on a three-step process that guarantees effective pest control and protection for your property.

Here’s what you can anticipate from our dedicated team:



We conduct a thorough inspection at the beginning of every Oakland pest control job. This allows us to assess your property, determine the type and quantity of burrowing pests, locate their entry points, evaluate existing pest damage, and establish an effective pest control strategy.



At our humane pest control company, we provide a wide range of pest treatment solutions.

Our offerings include humane trapping, habitat modification, fumigation, and baiting, among others.

We understand that each property has unique pest management requirements, and we will collaborate with you to identify the most suitable treatment options that align with your needs, budget, and priorities.



Following the initial treatment, we will revisit your property to keep track of pest activity and deliver any necessary follow-up treatments.

This process ensures a pest-free environment and allows us to tailor our pest control methods to suit your needs.

Why Choose Us for Pest Control in Oakland, CA?

At Smith’s, we understand that you have options when it comes to pest management companies. 

So, why should you choose us? 

Here’s why our customers keep coming back:

  • Customized Solutions: Our dedicated team provides creative, effective, and comprehensive burrowing pest control solutions tailored to your property and specific needs.
  • Expertise: The owner of our company holds a horticulture degree from Cal Poly and has extensive experience as a landscape architect and burrowing pest specialist.
  • Professional Service: Our commitment to professionalism means you can rely on us for timely, reliable service every single time.
  • Responsiveness: Whether you reach out by phone or email, we prioritize quick responses and ensure your concerns are addressed promptly.
  • Environmentally Friendly Services: We prioritize environmentally friendly, “green” pest control options to minimize the impact on the environment and ensure safety for your kids, pets, and property.
  • Highly Trained Experts: Our team consists of highly-trained, professional pest control experts equipped to handle any pest removal needs.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We stand behind our services and guarantee customer satisfaction.
  • Cost Savings: Sign up for one of our Pest Maintenance Plans and save $50 while ensuring year-round pest control.

In addition to the above, we strictly adhere to the guidelines established by the state of California, including the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife and the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation

Smith’s Pest Management: Your Trusted Oakland Pest Management Company

Are you tired of dealing with pesky burrowing pests on your Oakland property? 

Look no further!

At Smith’s Pest Management, we’re dedicated to restoring your peace of mind by eliminating pests for good.

Our experienced team proudly serves Alameda County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and the Central Coast. Let us tackle your burrowing pest problem!

Submit the form below or call us to schedule a FREE inspection.


Gophers are a type of garden pest that tunnels through the soil and causes many problems for homeowners. Three common issues they cause are listed below.

  1. Landscape damage. Gophers feed on the roots of plants and grasses. As they burrow through the soil, they cause a lot of damage to gardens, crops, fields, young trees, and lawns.
  2. Property damage. Gopher tunnels can be found just beneath the surface and can travel hundreds of feet deep. Their tunnel system can potentially weaken the ground below your property.
  3. Safety hazards. The horseshoe like mounds of dirt created by gophers while digging creates a potential hazard for lawn mowers, people, and farm equipment.

To solve your property’s gopher problem in the fastest, most effective manner possible, contact the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management. Gophers are a tricky pest to eliminate and require the experience and knowledge of a professional. To learn about our gopher control services, please reach out to us today.

Moles and voles are both types of garden pests that cause plant and grass damage and are commonly confused with one another. It is important to know that they are two very different species.

Here are some of the main differences between moles and voles:

  • Moles are a type of insectivore; voles are a type of rodent.
  • The mole’s diet consists of insects, grubs, and earthworms. Voles are vegetarians and feed on the roots and stems of plants.
  • Moles have dark velvety fur, a pointed snout, large front feet, and strong claws that they use for digging. Voles look very similar to field mice with short tails and partially hidden, fur-covered ears.
  • Moles live their entire lives in the soil. Voles live above the ground in fields, meadows, and tall grasses.
  • Voles cause damage by killing plants, making holes in lawns, chewing on tree bark, and making unsightly ruts in the yard. Moles create trails in the soil and mounds of dirt on lawns.

If you ever experience problems with moles or voles on your Oakland property, the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management can help. We provide the services needed to eliminate and control either species. To learn more about our effective mole control or vole control services, contact us today!

Ground squirrels look very similar to the tree squirrels that you see leaping from tree to tree. Both have large bushy tails, but as their name suggests these squirrels don’t live and nest in trees, but rather in holes they create in the ground. Ground squirrels are capable of causing a large amount of damage in a short amount of time.

Ground squirrels create burrows and unsightly holes in the ground. The entry holes they make can become quite large, posing a significant trip and fall hazard and making lawn care difficult. Ground squirrels also cause damage to trees and the exterior of sheds and garages by scraping them while moving dirt and gravel away from them. Additionally, they have the potential to invade gardens and orchards feeding on and destroying crops.

The good news is that when it comes to ground squirrels—they are no match for the professionals at Smith’s Pest Management. Give us a call today to learn more about our innovative ground squirrel control services!

Rats are prolific breeders and a common pest inside of Oakland homes and businesses. Rats can be difficult to guard against, but it is possible to make some changes around your property to make it less attractive to invasive rats. To avoid problems with rats, we want to suggest the following tips:

  • Remove excess debris from your property that rats can hide in.

  • Keep locking lids on trash cans and compost bins.

  • Keep outdoor eating areas clean.

  • Trim overgrown shrubs, bushes, and tree branches back away from the exterior of your building.

  • Seal all entry points into your structure.

  • Partner with Smith’s Pest Management.

If you are experiencing problems with rats, our professionals can provide quick relief with the help of our three-step rodent control process. With the help of our customized management plans, we can ensure that your property’s rat infestation will be eliminated! Call us today to learn more.

Bob M. - Fremont, CA

The gophers killed my fruit trees, and upended my garden and it became impossible to keep up with them. So I contacted Smith and they took care of them for me.