Pests Lurking In Gutters

As the weather starts to cool and autumn heads into the air, you’ll find all sorts of creatures looking to find a home to spend the winter, whether you like that idea or not.

While you’ve probably already thought about protecting your home from being invaded by these pests, have you thought about the steps you need to take to keep the outside of your home safe too?

Specifically, your gutters. Here are some of the common pests that our pest control London technicians have found making a home for themselves in your gutters.

  • Stinging insects

Gutters are common places for bees to build their nests. So, when the time comes to clean out your gutters, it can actually be clogged with beehives, or wasps’ nests. These can cause damage to your home with the weight of them, so it’s important to make sure that you get these taken care of.

 

  • Birds

Believe it or not, birds love making homes for themselves in your gutters. They are safe places to build nests, giving them protection from the elements, and quite often, they can then go on to get into your loft space through rotting wood or a gap in the construction. Birds will put a lot of strain on your gutters, and when you have them living in them for an extended period of time, you’ll find that you are having all kinds of problems that you need to deal with.It is better to keep gutters clear than worry how and even whether birds nests can be removed.

 

  • Rodents

Everyone’s favourite. These annoying little creatures will hide in your gutters because they are warm, safe, and have access to other parts of your home, not to mention the fact that they serve as a transportation system. Once they get in and overrun your home or business, they can cause a lot of problems, and really do require a responsible mouse control solution if the infestation becomes serious.

 

All of these little pests can cause trouble for your gutters (meaning you’ll have to repair or entirely replace them far too often), not to mention that they can easily get into your home and cause trouble there, too. If you have the inside of your home protected from these pests that is great but make sure you protect the outside of your home as well. A professional pest control company should be able to help you out with that.

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