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Clogged gutters indicate not only water overflows and potential roof damage, but also pest nesting. Aside from causing disruption, these pests can transmit serious infections and viruses. Imagine inviting people over for a barbeque and suddenly a swarm of bees or wasps ruin the occasion. You’ll be left wondering where they came from.

Pests attracted to clogged gutters

You might want to take a look at your gutters, and there you have it-unwanted pests that have made a home out of your clogged gutters. Watch out for these pests!

1. Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant water and clutters in the gutters. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in murky water contained in gutters. Mosquitoes have the ability to lay up to 200 eggs at once. These eggs will hatch in the next two days. It’s far too easy for them to make a haven out of unmonitored gutters. What is more dangerous are the viruses and infections that they can transmit to humans.

2. Termites

When your gutter system becomes clogged, water overflows and can eventually cause dampness to the foundation. Termites are naturally drawn to moist foundations and organic debris in clogged gutters contributes to this. They have the potential to weaken the foundation, resulting in significant repair costs. To avoid this, it is critical to keep an eye on the condition of your gutter system.

3. Ants

If you’re wondering why ants are invading your home, look no further than your gutters. Ants prefer moist woods and leaks of water. Ants can easily enter your home through gutters that have been neglected. What’s more upsetting is that they can persist for a period of time. Moreover, ants are attracted to the fallen leaves and twigs in your gutters. They can easily build their home above your walls with this.

4. Cockroaches 

Who doesn’t dread roaches? Even the sight of a single cockroach is already very unhygienic. As a result, most homeowners concentrate on sanitizing food closets and drawers, or thoroughly cleaning the kitchen. The gutter is often an overlooked spot in attracting these pests. Cockroaches proliferate in moist environments. Clogged gutters can lead to a damp attic, and this is where they can easily enter. Roaches are difficult to eliminate. So, if you thought you’d done all the cleaning but still get a few greetings from them, check your gutter.

5. Flies

Flies are another pest that breeds in stagnant water caused by clogged gutters. But, what’s more appealing to flies is the atmosphere that clogged gutters create. Unattended gutters also collect rotting foods, decaying leaves, and other organic materials that are decomposing. Because of the fermenting liquid produced by these clutters, flies multiply more quickly. Needless to say, proper gutter cleaning will keep this dreadful thing from happening.

6. Gnats

Gnat bites are itchy and irritating. In the worst cases, their bites can cause severe allergic reactions. Fungus and algae grow on leaves and twigs that are moistened by standing water in clogged gutters. This is a favorite spot for gnats to lay their eggs. We’d better not greet them with clogged gutters.

7. Bees and Wasps

We certainly do not want a bee or wasp infestation in our home. Unattended gutter systems are ideal beehive locations for a variety of reasons. For one thing, they prefer to build their hives in moist areas. Second, they prefer a location with fewer disturbances. Clogged gutters are ideal for these two purposes. So, if you don’t want to be bothered by their loud buzzes, make sure to hire professional gutter cleaners.

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Cleaning and maintaining your gutter system are the only way to keep these pests out of your home. Anyone can do it, but not everyone can do it properly. Newton Window Cleaning is your best choice for ensuring the safety and cleanliness of your home. We are committed to providing high-quality services and thorough clean-ups that will put your mind at ease. When it comes to keeping your gutters clean and maintained, you can trust that our gutter cleaners have the experience and expertise.

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