Rodent Control & Extermination San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Area's Gopher & Pest Control Specialists

The Pests Stop Here!

(408) 871-6988

Get Help With Rats or Mice

Rats and mice are common problems in San Francisco Bay and throughout our service area. We often get calls from property owners with rats or mice in their homes, cars or RVs, chicken coops, landscapes, farms, and gardens.

Rodents are small and sneaky. Sometimes, you won’t see the pests themselves, but you’ll have evidence they’ve been in your home or facility.

You may notice droppings rats and mice can leave, hear the scampering noises in the walls, or see the appearance of gnaw marks.

Both rats and mice quickly reproduce and present significant health threats, so it is crucial that you take action at the first signs of a rat infestation.

Call today for professional, eco-conscious rodent extermination & control in the San Francisco Bay area, the Monterey Bay area, or Northern California: (408) 871-6988

Our Rodent Control Services

Do you need professional help getting rid of rats and mice? Come to us for the following:

rat and mouse extermination

Rat & Mouse Extermination

Our Rat & Mouse Extermination services provide effective and lasting solutions to rodent infestations in your home or office.

Our seasoned pest professionals use proven techniques and eco-friendly products to eliminate rats, mice, and other rodents living in your walls, attic, or basement.

We conduct a thorough inspection to identify the extent of the infestation and potential entry points, followed by a customized extermination plan. To keep your pets, kids, and property safe, we limit the use of pesticides whenever possible and always focus on eco-friendly pest removal.

Our services don’t stop at extermination, though! We also advise prevention measures to keep your premises rodent-free in the future.

No matter your needs, you can trust us for a comprehensive, humane, and safe approach to rodent control.

rodent damage repair

Rodent Damage Repair

Our rodent damage repair services will restore the integrity and safety of your property.

Even if an infestation is small, rodents can cause severe damage to buildings, gnawing through walls, wiring, and insulation and causing potential safety hazards.

Fortunately, our team of skilled professionals has the latest tools and knowledge to identify, assess, and repair rodent damage efficiently.

We prioritize each repair’s structural and aesthetic aspects, ensuring your property not only regains its former functionality but also looks as good as new.

Trust us to provide prompt, reliable, and thorough solutions for all your rodent damage repair needs.

commercial rodent control

Commercial Rodent Control

As a commercial rodent control team, we work to safeguard your business from the destructive and harmful effects of rodent infestations.

We utilize advanced, environmentally friendly methods to detect, eliminate, and prevent rodent activity, ensuring a safe and sanitary workspace.

Our team of certified professionals starts by conducting a comprehensive site assessment, identifying potential entry points and signs of rodent activity.

Post-assessment, we devise a personalized rodent control plan that uses strategic bait placements and traps to eradicate existing infestations.

We also advise on preventive measures, including sealing off possible entry points and implementing best practices for waste management to maintain a rodent-free environment.

Let us help you make your commercial space a rodent-free zone!

Our Rodent Control Process


Free Inspection

If you’re having a problem with rats or mice outdoors, Smith’s will provide consultation and quote the service over the phone. 

We will conduct an onsite inspection if your rodent infestation is inside your home or business. 

Our onsite rodent inspection involves:

  • Finding where the rodents are getting into your home or business and examining high-interest areas like walls, attics, and basements
  • Examining signs of rodents (droppings, damages, gnawing, nests, etc.)
  • Determining whether you have rats or mice
  • Understanding the severity of your rodent infestation


Management Plan 

Our licensed pest control technicians will develop a management plan for effective rodent control based on our inspection findings. 

This plan it tailored to your property, based on the species of rodent, the primary and secondary entry points they use, and more.



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

We’ll eliminate your existing rodent infestation and take steps to prevent a new infestation from occurring.

We’re so confident in our work, we guarantee 100% satisfaction!

How We Get Rid of Rats & Mice

Smith’s relies on various rodent control methods to eliminate and prevent future infestations including the following:


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


Smith’s uses strategically placed natural repellents to repel rats and mice. These repellents are not only effective, but they are also safe to use around pets and children.


Bait stations are useful for interior and exterior rodent control. While our bait is lethal to rats and mice, 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 rodents consume the bait, they die. Upon resolution of the rodent problem, our technicians will return to remove the bait stations.


We provide effective rodent exclusion services such as patching and sealing potential entry points to prevent future infestations.

We 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.


The time it takes to get rid of rats varies depending on the extent of the infestation. A minor problem could be eliminated within a week using traps or poisons, while a larger, more extensive infestation may take several weeks or even a few months to fully resolve. It’s important to understand that professional pest control might be required in the case of a severe infestation and that you’ll need to take preventative measures after your pest control treatment to keep rats from coming back. 

Exterminators use various methods to deal with mice and rats, such as baited traps, rodenticides, and exclusion. Your exterminator’s tactics will be tailored to your property and the nature of your rat or mouse infestation. 

Rats may return after extermination if the conditions that attracted them in the first place are not addressed. For instance, if your environment still provides easy access to food, water, and shelter, new rats can come back even after a successful extermination. Because of this, it’s essential to seal potential entry points, keep your surroundings clean, and manage food waste properly.

Signs of a rodent infestation can vary, but there are common indicators to look out for. These include the presence of dark, pellet-like droppings, a distinctive musky odor, gnawed furniture, water lines, or wiring, and unusual pet behavior (animals can often sense the presence of rodents). In secluded areas, you may also observe rodent nests made of shredded paper or fabric or even hear scurrying or scratching within walls and ceilings. Lastly, seeing a rodent during the day could signify a significant infestation, as rodents are typically nocturnal.

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

Our Guarantee

A rodent control guarantee may be available for your property. Contact us for more details.

Kourtney B. - Los Gatos, CA

“My chicken coop was put up five years ago. I went out one night and almost had a heart attack because there were probably 100 rats in with the chickens. I called Smith’s and the problem was solved quickly. No more rats!”