Nothing will ruin your backyard barbecue quite like a swarm of pesky mosquitoes. The bites from these insects are not only unpleasant; they can pose significant threats to your health as well.
When gutters aren’t properly cleaned and maintained, they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Thankfully, there are ways for you to keep mosquitoes out of your gutters. Read on to learn more:
Clean out your gutters
Standing water and decaying leaves are sure to attract mosquitoes. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to clean your gutters thoroughly at least once before peak mosquito season. Remove any accumulated debris that might cause clogs and spray the inside of the gutters with a garden hose to make sure water can flow freely through the downspouts.
Inspect your gutters for signs of clogs
If you live in a densely-wooded area, your gutters may be prone to clogging. Be sure to inspect your gutters once every couple of weeks for signs of clogs. Then, clear out any debris that might cause water to pool at the bottom of the gutters.
Install gutter guards
If mosquitoes have been a problem for you in the past, you should also install gutter guards. These gutter accessories are designed to keep leaves, sticks, and other debris from falling into your gutters, thereby preventing the clogs and moisture buildup that attract mosquitoes.
At Bell Seamless Gutters, we offer Leaftech gutter guards on all our gutter installations. These handy add-ons are an ideal solution for homeowners who have struggled to keep mosquitoes out of their gutters in the past. To learn more, give us a call at our toll-free number or contact us online today.
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