Rodent Exclusion Services

Bay Area's Gopher & Pest Control Specialists

The Pests Stop Here!

(408) 871-6988

Why wait for a rodent infestation when you could prevent it before it happens?

Here at Smith’s Pest Management, we use specialized rodent exclusion services to keep rats and mice from entering your home.

Our licensed techs will examine, locate, and seal off every possible entry point, providing you with peace of mind and a rodent-free environment. 

Call today for expert rodent exclusion services in the San Francisco Bay area, the Monterey Bay area, or Northern California: (408) 871-6988


Our Professional Rodent Exclusion Services

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While you may think your home is rodent-proof, these pests can squeeze through much tinier gaps than most people imagine.

For example, mice can slip into a structure through a hole the size of your pinky, while rats can access your house through a hole the size of your thumb. 

Luckily, our rodent exclusion services remove all these tiny access points and ensure your home is truly rodent-proof. 

Here are a few of the preventative services our crews offer:

  • Add door sweeps to close gaps on garage and exterior doors.
  • Seal all interior and garage entry points.
  • Seal exterior entry points like cracks, crevices, and pipe openings.
  • Install covers for dryer and stove vents.
  • Secure the attic with mesh gable and attic vents.
  • Add plumbing caps.
  • Fit a chimney cap for wildlife prevention.
  • Refresh insulation.

Whether you’re dealing with rodents inside or around your home, our exclusion service ensures they stay outside, giving you peace of mind.

How We Rodent-proof Your Home



The exclusion process begins with a thorough inspection of the property to identify potential entry points for rodents. 

Since rats often enter structures from above, we conduct a true top-to-bottom inspection. 

This typically includes gaps in the foundation, holes in walls or roofs, and even openings around utility lines.



Once all possible entry points have been identified, our team will then seal them off using durable materials such as steel wool, wire mesh, or concrete. 

We pay close attention to details and ensure that even the smallest openings are properly sealed to prevent any rodents from squeezing through. 

In some cases, we may also install specialized equipment such as door sweeps or air vents with wire mesh coverings to prevent rodents from entering through these common entry points. These measures not only keep rodents out but also improve the overall security and energy efficiency of a property.

In addition to sealing off entry points, we also trim back any overgrown vegetation around the property that could provide easy access for rodents.


Cleaning and Decluttering Recommendations

Another important step in our rodent exclusion process is sanitation. Rodents are attracted to food sources and cluttered areas where they can hide and nest. 

Therefore, it is crucial to eliminate these attractants by properly storing food in sealed containers and removing any clutter from the property. 

Our team will also advise on proper waste management practices to reduce the risk of attracting rodents.


Monitoring and Follow-Up

At Smith’s Pest Management, we believe that prevention is key when it comes to rodent control. That’s why we offer ongoing monitoring services to ensure that all exclusion efforts are effective and no new entry points have emerged. 

Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and long-term solutions for rodent infestations through effective exclusion techniques.

Why Choose Smith’s Pest Management?

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At Smith’s Pest Management, it’s our mission to provide the most efficient and effective rodent control services in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

With over 15 years of pest control experience, we pride ourselves on offering environmentally-conscious services that are both child and pet-friendly.

Additionally, the professionals on our team hold Trapper’s licenses from the CA Department of Fish and Game, as well as DPR Qualified Applicators licenses, so you can rest easy knowing that our knowledge and expertise are unmatched.

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Satisfaction Guarantee

Our team specializes in rat and mouse control, guaranteeing results for your pest problems with a full satisfaction guarantee. 

We understand the frustration and potential health risks that come with rodent infestations, which is why we are dedicated to solving these issues efficiently and effectively.

Quick Response Time

We offer an impressive response time – often within 24 hours. Our mission is to address your rodent concerns quickly and comprehensively. 

Because of this, we’ve been trusted by over 5,500 happy customers, making us the leading choice for those seeking to protect their homes and businesses from nuisance rodents.

We’re ready to assist with your pest control needs from Novato to Concord to Monterey.

If you’re tired of dealing with rodents, contact us at (408) 871-6988.

Where We Service

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  • 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


Rodent exclusion involves identifying and sealing all potential entry points that rodents might use to enter your home or business. It is a crucial preventative measure that helps avoid infestations by keeping these pests outside where they belong.

Our trained technicians conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify any current or potential entry points, which can include holes, cracks, and gaps in the foundation, walls, roofing, or around doors and windows.
Yes, rodent exclusion is considered a humane and environmentally friendly approach as it focuses on prevention and does not harm the animals. It also reduces the need for pesticides or traps.

When done properly, rodent exclusion should provide long-term protection against infestations. It’s important, however, to conduct regular inspections to ensure that new entry points haven’t developed.

While it’s possible to take on some exclusion tasks yourself, professional services can provide a more thorough and effective result due to their experience, knowledge, and access to specialized materials and equipment.

We use a variety of materials that are not only effective in sealing entry points but also durable and resistant to gnawing or chewing by rodents. These include metal mesh, concrete mortar, and high-quality sealants.

Prior to an exclusion service, it is helpful to remove any items that would impede access to potential entry points. After service, regular maintenance and monitoring of the sealed areas are recommended to ensure the effectiveness of the exclusion.

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!”