Walnut Creek, CA Pest & Gopher Control

Bay Area's Gopher & Pest Control Specialists

The Pests Stop Here!

(408) 871-6988

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

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Have you started to notice any of the following?

  • Areas of your lawn with bare patches
  • Mounds appearing in your garden
  • Landscaping that has been destroyed
  • Plants that have been gnawed
  • Damage to your underground irrigation system

If so, you may have gophers, moles, or voles in your outdoor space. Without proper treatment, these burrowing pests can quickly multiply and wreak havoc, damaging your property and creating an unwelcoming environment that nobody wants to spend time in. 

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

At Smith’s Pest Management, we specialize in the eco-friendly and non-toxic removal of burrowing pests, including gophers, moles, and voles, on properties in and around Walnut Creek, CA

We also handle rats and other rodents. Our approach prioritizes humane tactics, focusing on the removal (rather than extermination) of animals, allowing you to reclaim your outdoor space and put an end to rodent destruction.

Our Gopher, Mole, Vole & Rat Control Services for Walnut Creek, CA

We tailor all of our pest removal services to your property and your needs.

Come to us for the following:

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Residential Burrowing Pest Control Service

Dealing with burrowing pests can be a major headache since they wreak havoc on your property and cause costly damage. 

Luckily, our team specializes in providing comprehensive burrowing pest elimination services.

When you reach out to us, our skilled pest control technicians will guide you through our range of services and pricing options, ensuring complete transparency at every step. 

Once we have a clear understanding of your needs, we will visit your home to implement a customized pest control plan that’s tailored to your desires and priorities. 

To make sure all the pests are gone, we also offer follow-up treatments as needed. With our expertise and dedication, you can finally bid farewell to those unwelcome critters.

Annual Gopher, Mole & Vole Program

Don’t let burrowing pests wreak havoc on your garden, lawn, or landscaping. Enjoy peace of mind when you opt for a year-round control program.

For an affordable, flat rate, our skilled technicians will regularly service your property, setting traps, re-baiting as needed, and providing exclusion recommendations.

Protect your outdoor space with our most comprehensive pest control solution.

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Rat & Rodent Control

While nobody wants to live with rats or other rodents, they’re common pests throughout California, including in Walnut Creek.

Once these pests establish a presence on your property, they’ll destroy your outdoor spaces and introduce contagious diseases that can impact your family and pets.

Thankfully, Smith’s is here to assist. 

We offer humane and effective rat and rodent control services tailored to reclaim your space while ensuring your health and peace of mind. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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Commercial Burrowing Pest Control

Is your commercial landscaping being destroyed by burrowing pests? Are they creating an eyesore for your customers and clients?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Not only do we provide top-notch residential pest control services, but our team also specializes in commercial burrowing pest control. 

Using an integrated pest management (IPM) approach, we tackle pest infestations from all angles, ensuring a beautiful and peaceful outdoor space for you and your clients.

Say goodbye to the damage and unwelcome presence of burrowing pests. Let us help you reclaim your outdoor space!

Our Burrowing Pest Control Process for Walnut Creek Properties

Here at Smith’s Pest Management, we follow a proven three-step process to eliminate gophers, moles, voles, and rats. 

Our team is dedicated to providing effective pest control solutions. 

Here’s what you can expect from us:



To start, we conduct a thorough inspection of your property. This allows us to assess the extent of the infestation, identify the source and nature of the problem, and evaluate any existing damage caused by pests. Based on our findings, we then develop a comprehensive mitigation plan.



We offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific infestation. Our humane methods include trapping, habitat modification, fumigation, and baiting. We work closely with you to determine the most appropriate treatment strategy for your situation and implement it accordingly.



Once the initial pest treatment is complete, we focus on preventing future infestations. Our exclusion methods involve techniques such as fencing and sealing entry points, specifically designed to keep burrowing pests out for good.

When it comes to gophers, moles, voles, or rats on your property, you can trust Smith’s Pest Management. 

We stand behind our services and take pride in being the go-to experts for humane gopher extermination in the Walnut Creek area.

Why Choose Smith’s for Pest Control in Walnut Creek, CA?

  • We are a locally owned and operated business that specializes in providing eco-conscious services.
  • Our team is dedicated to delivering innovative and efficient solutions. The owner of our company holds a horticulture degree from Cal Poly and has extensive experience as a landscape architect and expert in handling burrowing pests.
  • We provide professional, punctual, and dependable service every time you reach out to us.
  • We customize our services to suit your property, pest issues, and specific requirements.
  • We provide quick response times for all your inquiries via phone, chat, or email.
  • We prioritize environmentally friendly, “green” pest control options.
  • Our specialists are highly trained and experienced in pest control techniques.
  • Our pest removal services prioritize the safety of families and pets.
  • We guarantee customer satisfaction.
  • By enrolling in one of our Pest Maintenance Plans, you can enjoy a $50 savings.

We understand that trusting a pest control team is a big decision, and we want to put your mind at ease by ensuring you that we firmly believe in employing humane and non-toxic methods of pest control.

We strive to minimize the use of pesticides whenever possible, ensuring the safety of the environment, children, and pets.

Our practices also 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.

Let Smith’s Pest Management Help You Reclaim Your Walnut Creek Property

Tired of watching burrowing pests wreak havoc on your landscaping, lawn, or garden? 

Look no further than Smith’s Pest Management for a solution. 

Our expert team is here to help you reclaim your space, serving Marin County, the Bay Area, and beyond. 

Whether it’s gophers, moles, voles, or rats, we’ve got you covered. Trust us to solve your pest problem with precision and care.

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One of the most common property-invading pests is rodents. These small, sneaky pests invade while searching for food, water, and shelter. Rodents are known to spread many different disease pathogens that can lead to serious health issues, which is why proper rodent control is crucial.

When it comes to keeping rodents out of your Walnut Creek home, here are a few things you should know: 

1. Rodents are attracted to properties with easily accessible food sources. Crumbs, pet food, and open garbage cans will attract rodents to your Walnut Creek property.

2. Rodents are capable of causing significant property damage. All rodents have strong front teeth that never stop growing. In order to wear their teeth down, rodents will chew on wires, furniture, piping, and personal items.

3. Rodents are dangerous. Like many animals, rodents will bite and scratch when they feel threatened. Additionally, rodents spread diseases such as tularemia, hantavirus, and salmonellosis.

Unfortunately, rodent infestations are nearly impossible to handle without professional help. Rodents reproduce quickly, which means even if you manage to eliminate one or two of them, your rodent problems won’t go away. To protect your Walnut Creek property from rodents, contact the professionals here at Smith’s. We’re happy to provide solutions for all your rodent control and management needs.

Keeping your lawn healthy and green is difficult enough as it is, without moles creating unsightly dirt trails throughout your yard. Moles are attracted to well-maintained lawns that have loose, moist soil they can easily tunnel through.

If moles have infested your Walnut Creek property, you may notice a few of these tell-tale signs: 

  • Moles leave small, volcano-shaped mounds of dirt around exit and entrance holes.

  • Moles create raised ridges of dirt (also known as “surface tunnels”) all over your lawn.

  • You may see the moles themselves. They are small, dark brown, and have pointed muzzles.

The best way to get rid of moles is with help from the professionals here at Smith’s. We provide mole trapping and exclusion services to keep your property mole-free all year long. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can protect your lawn from moles.

Here in Walnut Creek, gophers are active year-round. Once these irritating pests have invaded your lawn, it’s next to impossible to get rid of them without professional help. Gophers are pests that spend the majority of their lives underground, digging tunnels, and raising their young. Unfortunately, gophers also cause a lot of problems to your property. 

  • Gophers eat the roots of your grass, which leads to brown patches on your lawn.

  • Gophers dig exit and entrance holes to their tunnels, which weakens the integrity of your yard.

  • Gophers will also eat the roots of plants, flowers, and trees, causing them to wilt and die. 

  • Dirt mounds created by gopher tunnels can cause tripping hazards.

  • Gophers are capable of spreading diseases such as hantavirus, plague, and rabies.

Smith’s Pest Management has what it takes to remove gophers without the use of harmful toxins around your Walnut Creek home. Say goodbye to gopher problems when you contact our skilled pest technicians today.

Ground squirrels are most active from spring to fall but are a year-round threat for Walnut Creek property owners. Ground squirrels reproduce rapidly, which means a single burrow could contain up to ten or more squirrels. These small pests live and breed underground and are known to cause between $10,000 and $50,000 in property damage each year. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to avoid ground squirrels.

A few tips to keep ground squirrels away from your lawn include:

  • Filling in existing burrows that previous pests have created.

  • Limiting ground squirrels’ access to your porch, shed, and other outdoor structures.

  • Removing all possible attractants such as clutter, tall grass, and organic debris.

Although you can remove potential attractants, nothing you do will ever keep ground squirrels away 100% of the time. The best way to avoid finding these pests around your Walnut Creek property is to implement a year-round pest control program from Smith’s. We rely on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to reduce the use of chemicals on your property. Reach out to Smith’s Pest Management today to request a free quote.

Nancy G. - Atherton, CA

“For years I’ve raised all the produce in my garden that we eat in our home. One year we started having gopher problems. When I contacted a local pest control company they wanted to use poison which we did not agree with. Smiths offered a non toxic and effective approach to getting rid of my gophers, moles, and rats.”