Rats In The Yard and Garden

Smith’s Rat Trapping Service

We have been helping customers with nontoxic rat control in their gardens, chicken coops, and orchards for many years as an add-on service, but we never advertised our rat trapping capabilities as a stand-alone service- until now.

We are licensed in California to get rid of rat issues such as: garden rats and rats causing damage to properties, landscaping and livestock areas like horse stables and chicken coops.

There are a lot of rats in the Bay Area! We get calls from Los Gatos to Danville to Los Altos to Portola Valley weekly. Folks are reporting rats chewing car wires, insulation, vegetables and sprinkler pipe. This is expensive damage!  If you have rats chewing car wires, we can get rid of them and cease the damage. We can  remove the rats chewing your fruit and vegetables from San Jose to Monterey. We cover the entire bay area! We serve Marin to Concord to Salinas to Carmel Valley daily.

For environmentally sensitive locations, we can get rid of rats using strictly nontoxic rat control in the yard and garden with regular trapping.

When you have rat populations so large that trapping won’t keep  up, such as a rat infested chicken coop or horse stables, we also offer a safe rat bait option using  Vitamin D or blood thinner based ingredients that proven to be effective, yet are a safe around children and pets. Our rat control is low risk of secondary poisoning to wildlife.

All of our baits and rat traps are set out in an extremely safe manner, placed  securely in a tamper resistant box. Our rat traps stay away from children, pets, or non-target wildlife.

We often see rats chewing wires in the landscape and under car hoods. Rats love to chew wires and this causes short circuits. Rats also chew fence boards and chew holes in cabinets and storage sheds. Rats tunnel under ground cover, build nests in hedges, and tangled vines. Rats get into chicken coops and injure chickens and eat eggs. Rats spread disease to horse through sharing the water trough. Rats will destroy a vegetable garden quickly and will chew fruit on trees as it comes ripe. Rats are known carriers of 40-50 disease organisms around California!

There are a few different rat species in the San Francisco Bay Area. We mainly see Norway rats, roof rats and wood rats. We perform rat removal services by trapping or baiting for nuisance rats around the yard and garden from Monterey to Novato. If you have noticed rat damage or a rat presence in your landscape and garden, call us immediately to have us help you reduce the damage caused by these harmful pests. We are so certain that we can help you with your rat pest control needs,  that we offer a satisfaction guarantee for our services. Our friendly and helpful staff will do their best to remove the threat of rats from your chicken coop, horse stables and vegetable garden and help prevent any more damage from occurring.