how dirty gutters can lead to massive pest problems

When you think of pest control, what do you picture? Probably people walking around with sprayers and infestations of cockroaches or another unsightly pest. But how often do you imagine something like your gutters leading to pest control issues?

why cleaning the gutters matters

Cleaning the gutters may seem like something only a roofing contractor may care about, but in reality, your gutters play an important role in many different areas of your home. Not only do your gutters protect the structural integrity of your home, but they can also prevent some pretty nasty problems when cared for correctly.

prevents unnecessary problems

If you’ve ever cleaned gutters before, you know that sometimes they can be absolutely stuffed with leaves, twigs, pine needles, mud, and other gunk. All of that debris blocks the flow of water from your roof on its journey away from your home. When your gutters are filled, water leaks out over the sides and down your home, landing near the foundation of your home. This can lead to problems with flooding, erosion, and mold growth near the base of your home.

keeps pests at bay

For our purposes, cleaning the gutters helps to prevent pests from setting up shop in your home. If you’ve been on our blog before, you likely already know that excessive moisture is one of the three main conducive conditions for attracting pests to your home. Clogged gutters harbor standing water, which can attract rodents, mosquitoes, and other pests you don’t want anywhere near your home.

Keeping your gutters clean and clear of debris is a simple way to help protect your home from infestation. For all pest problems contact our team at (360) 506-6071 or online.

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