Summer is all about having fun under the sun, on the beach, in the pool or even in your yard. However, it could be hard to enjoy this season if there are mosquitoes everywhere in your home. These creatures are pesky and multiply fast. They can carry viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases to your loved ones and pets.
Often, homeowners underestimate the importance of installing rain gutter covers when controlling mosquitoes. Here are more mistakes to avoid when getting rid of these creatures.
Failing to Check Tire Swings
It’s never a good idea to leave spare tires in your yard. Often, tire swings are left unchecked. Water can collect in these things and attract pests, including mosquitoes. If you have them at home, inspect them regularly for standing water.
Not Emptying Pet Water Bowls
Mosquitoes could be breeding somewhere you least expect it. Do you leave your fur baby’s water bowl outside? If so, make sure to give them just enough water to drink. Leftover water in their bowls can call the attention of mosquitoes.
Neglecting Your Gutters
Keep your gutters clean to ensure they effectively divert water away from your home. Clogged, neglected ones will contribute to the development of extensive water damage. When water doesn’t drain properly and stays in your gutters, it will make the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
It simply means that cleaning gutters regularly can prevent these insects from getting attracted to your home. Invest in a high-quality gutter protection system to keep your gutters clean for longer. Gutter guards will keep debris from entering. As a result, your gutters stay spotless, and water flow improves.
At Gutter Helmet® of Minnesota, we only install superior rain gutter covers. We add them to your existing gutters to keep both debris and unwanted creatures out. Call us at (866) 984-6166, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.