4 Pests That Might be Hiding in Your Gutters

We hate to be the bearer of bad news (especially around the holiday season), but unless you’ve recently had your gutters cleaned out, there’s a strong possibility you have some unwanted critters living in them. But the good news is, you can keep them as pets! Just kidding, please don’t do that.

Here at The Gutter People, we want what’s best for you and your gutters. We provide gutter cleaning services as well as gutter repairs in Penn Valley, PA, and the surrounding areas, to keep you, your family, and your home happy and healthy. If you haven’t had your gutters cleaned out or checked recently, please consider letting us take a look. Because, we bet that you’d rather not have any pests living in your gutters this winter. In fact, here are four of them that could be hiding there right now:

  1. Mosquitoes – Since they’re no longer biting, you might think that mosquitoes have died off and disappeared for the winter. There are certainly fewer mosquitoes around when it’s not hot and humid, but there still could be some lurking about, waiting for a chance to spread disease.
  1. Rodents – Fortunately, if any rodents are living in your gutters, then you’ll probably know it. You’ll most likely be able to hear them scrambling about up there, looking to get inside your home before the winter truly begins.
  1. Bees, wasps, and hornets – Since these kinds of pests love being around water, gutters that are filled with debris and leaves will eventually become a breeding ground for bees, wasps, and hornets. Many times, they’ll build a nest and become aggressive if someone tries to destroy it.
  1. Birds – Sure, birds are nice to have around, but do you really want them hanging out in your gutters? We didn’t think so. When birds build nests in your gutter system, it may lead to other (worse) creatures taking up residence of their own.

Now that you know what may or may not be living in your gutters as you’re reading this, it’s time to take action. Have your gutters in Media, PA, and other local areas, checked and cleaned before winter starts knocking. To learn more about our expert gutter cleaning services, contact us at 610-643-4503.

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