Mosquitoes In Gutters
I Have a Lot of Mosquitoes. Is There a Problem with My Gutters?
This is a very real possibility. Clogged gutters make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and their offspring. Getting a professional gutter repair and cleaning service from the experts at Mr. Handyman will help them from spreading at the very least.
Why are mosquitoes attracted to gutters? - Mosquitoes love stagnant water when looking to multiply, so clogged gutters are perfect safe havens. If you have lots of mosquitoes near your home and a damaged gutter system, this might be a good place to start cleaning. Also be on the lookout for any small containers of unmoving water such as rain in pots or a kid’s swimming pool.
Why are good gutters important to keep them away? - Gutter repair can make a huge difference in the way water moves around your home. A good gutter system moves excess water safely away from the home, therefore pools are far less likely to gather nearby that attract mosquitoes. If gutters are clean and working properly, you should notice a decrease in the amount of mosquitoes and other pesky insects living in the area outside the home.
Why is it important to get rid of them? - Besides just causing itchy and painful bites on humans, mosquitoes carry a large amount of diseases such as West Nile virus. Young children and older adults will be much safer if you reduce the mosquitoes living in your gutters and beyond.
Think mosquitoes are living in/around your home’s gutter system? Contact us at 1-877-MRHANDYMAN.