With springtime comes pests that can infiltrate and wreak havoc to your home’s exteriors, including your clogged gutters and downspouts. In this post, Advantage Seamless Gutters shares tips to keep these pesky creatures at bay.
Clean Your Gutters
Pests are attracted to dead leaves and standing water inside the gutters. You don’t want mosquitos and other insects to breed there, so this spring, make sure to have your gutters inspected and checked for any debris accumulation. Have them cleaned to ensure water runoff flows away from your property.
Eliminate Food Sources
Bird feeders, fruit trees and pet waste left outside can also attract pests, so make sure to clean them up. Dispose of garbage in your trash receptacles and ensure they have tight-fitted lids. Consider storing firewood at least 20 feet from any holding tanks or structures to limit contact with venturing ground-dwelling creatures such as mice and rats.
Use Natural Repellents
You can keep pests away this spring with natural repellents. Essential oils such as peppermint, lemongrass and citronella have a strong odor that certain types of insects dislike. Planting them near entry points or around the perimeter of your home can provide additional pest protection.
Install Gutter Protection
Use physical barriers like fine mesh netting or heavy-duty bird control systems to prevent nesting creatures from gaining access to the roof, gutters and downspouts. Consider installing seamless gutters to reduce any gaps for pests to reside in.
Get Professional Pest Control
Hire a professional pest control specialist qualified to examine any infestations and identify the best preventive measures. These experts can use fumigation within your property, as well as remove mold colonies and breeding nests in your attic.
Advantage Seamless Gutters offers high-quality services that ensure clog- and pest-free gutters and downspouts. To learn more about how we can clean your gutters and equip them with the best gutter protection system on the market, don’t hesitate to call us today at (218) 270-2663. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.