Pests

Pests That May Be Living in Your Gutters

While it is vital to clean your gutters at regular intervals, sometimes during these intervals, you may want to inspect your gutters to ensure it is clear of leaves and debris. If you don’t do this, you may be unpleasantly surprised by visitors you don’t want to have around your house or living in your gutters.

Mosquitos

If the minute the sun sets you find it impossible to stand on your front porch because of the mosquitos going into a feeding frenzy, then it’s time for you to take a look at your gutters. If there is stagnant water in your gutters, this becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos that are not just irritating, but they could also be responsible for various health problems.

Mice

One of the most annoying pests to be living in your gutters is mice. If you ignore the debris in your gutters for a prolonged period, then the mice from the neighborhood will have a cozy place to live. This will happen, especially during winters, where the debris will create a warm environment for them. These rodents multiply by the dozens, and it isn’t easy getting rid of them.

Birds

Guess who else likes to make a home out of twigs and leaves? Ignoring the twigs and leaves in your gutter means inviting birds to come and build a nest. While they are not dangerous, their droppings could create numerous problems for your home, and it doesn’t look good either. Let’s not forget that if they lay eggs and these eggs hatch, you may end up being a host to a family of birds.

Bees

Your gutter has a lot of organic rotting material in it, making it a great place for bees, hornets, and wasps to settle down. You don’t want them in your gutters because a beehive is not the easiest to clear.

If you don’t want these unwanted visitors lurking around your gutters, keep them clean and disinfect them from time to time.

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