Clean Gutters = Pest Prevention
Over the past five years, the pest control industry in the US has grown faster than the economy. In different states in the US, pests have become a serious issue. As a result, the billion-dollar pest control industry continues to grow.
When it comes to pest control, it is easier and cheaper to keep pests off your property than to get rid of them. Keeping pests away from your house is all about eliminating food sources, hiding areas, and anything that can attract them.
One of the main things that attract pests are dirty gutters. When gutters are dirty, they become a hiding place for rodents and even snakes. Clogged drains also hold water, which then creates a breeding zone for mosquitoes.
The clogged water can also overflow and pour on wooden structures or the foundation of your house. When this happens, the damp surfaces will attract carpenter ants and termites, which are destructive.
Read on to find out the best ways to keep your gutters clean and keep pests away.
- Clean the Gutters Regularly
Cleaning gutters is not the ideal way to spend your free time, but it's necessary if you want to keep pests away. Any materials that get stuck in your gutters are an invitation to pests. Items such as leaves and twigs create hiding spaces for rats and reptiles.
Therefore, you should clean your gutters regularly to keep such pests away. There are some inexpensive pieces of equipment you can use with a garden hose to make cleaning gutters easier. If you have mobility constraints or being up a ladder is too high for your liking, there are telescopic tools you can use to clean your gutters.
- Keep the Yard Clean
If your yard is not well maintained, it can harbor a whole ecosystem of pests. From your yard, the next likely habitat for such pests will be your house. Here are some of the things you should do to ensure your yard does not attract pests:
- Mow the lawn regularly
- Ensure all trees, bushes, and shrubs are trimmed to the appropriate sizes at all times
- Eliminate any stagnant water
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
To reduce your workload when cleaning gutters, you should invest in gutter guards. Gutter guards will prevent things from collecting in your gutter and act as an additional entry barrier for pests.
If you suspect any pest infestation, call a pest control company immediately. SafeHaven Pest Control are experts in both residential and commercial pest control. Get in touch with us today to leave your pest worries behind you.
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