How to Check for Pests in Your Gutters

How to Check for Pests in Your Gutters | Gutter HelmetYour gutters are an appealing home for an array of animals and bugs. Squirrels and birds will make their nests out of the leaves, twigs and other materials in the gutters, while mosquitos, wasps and other insects will thrive in the wet and rotting debris found there. Unfortunately, these pests can cause serious problem for your gutters, including blockages.

If you have noticed pests in your gutters, you can grab a ladder and scoop, vacuum, or wash out your gutters with a hose in order to get rid of them. However, this should be done extremely carefully as to avoid getting bit or stung by any of the pests being harbored, and if the task seems too dangerous, it’s best to hire a professional to get the pests out of your gutters for you.

Prevention is the Answer

If you want to ensure that your gutters do not become a haven for pests, you should invest in a high-performing gutter protection system. At Gutter Helmet of Minnesota, we offer gutter guards that are time-tested and proven to prevent your gutters from clogging year after year. The key lies in their revolutionary design, which includes a bull-nose edge that helps coax water into your gutters while debris such as leaves, twigs, and seed pods fall harmlessly to the ground below. This means pests will not have any material to build their nests in your gutters with and, in fact, the gutter cover will prevent pests from entering your gutters in the first place.

If you’d like to learn more about how our gutter guards help prevent pests from entering your gutters, contact Gutter Helmet of Minnesota today.