Mosquitoes can be a threat to you and your family as these insects can carry infectious diseases. They can easily breed in places with standing water, just like your gutters.
In this post, your local gutter installation expert, Kidd-Luukko Corporation, discusses how you can prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your gutters.
Mosquitoes and Gutters
Flowerpots, birdbaths, and low spots on the ground can collect standing water, but so could gutters.
Debris and leaves can settle in the gutters and clog gutters which then causes water to build up. This accumulation of water doesn’t only damage the roofing system but it also attracts different pests.
Female mosquitoes bite people not to feed on them, but because they need the proteins in the blood to develop eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs and fully develop in stagnant water. The hatched larvae also develop as mature mosquitoes in the water.
Keep in mind that little water is needed for these creatures to survive. Well, clogged gutters can hold a lot of standing water and the rotting leaves even provide nourishment to mosquitoes.
Why You Should Clean Your Gutters Regularly
Apart from pesky mosquitoes, your gutters can also be a home for ants, cockroaches, gnats, flies, termites, and flies. Gutters are also an excellent breeding environment for spiders and worms.
Hire a reputable contractor to keep your gutters clean and in pristine condition. At Kidd-Luukko Corporation, we are your leading provider of gutter installation and repairs. We also offer roofing and skylight installation services. Call us at (508) 799-9500 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We help homeowners in Boston and Worcester, MA as well as in Manchester, NH.