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Poorly maintained gutters can create a breeding ground for pests, including ants. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this.

4 Ways You Can Stop Ants From Nesting in Your Gutters

In this post, Gutter HelmetĀ® Systems of Alabama shares four ways to prevent ants from nesting in your gutters.

  1. Clean Your Gutters – Of course, cleaning your gutters is always the number one prevention tip when it comes to keeping pests away. Leaves, dirt and other debris that are blown into your gutters provide ants with food as well as the mush they need to build a home. By keeping your gutters clean, you can keep insects away.

  1. Trim Overhanging Trees – A good way to prevent leaves from blowing into your gutters in the first place is to keep your trees trimmed. Apart from keeping leaves out of your gutters, trimming your trees also deprives the ants of their highway into your gutters.

  1. Gutter Covers – Another way of preventing ants from making a home in your gutters is by investing in gutter guards or gutter covers. Such products are designed to prevent debris from entering your gutters in the first place, reducing the need for gutter cleaning.

  1. Drain Your Gutters – Ants love moist areas and are more likely to live in a gutter system with standing water. Make sure your gutters are draining properly to prevent standing water. Better yet, invest in a high-quality gutter guard like Gutter Helmet.

Turn to Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama for your home maintenance and gutter protection needs. We are your number one provider of gutter installation services. Give us a call at (866) 598-7525 or fill out our contact form to get your free quote. We serve homeowners in Chelsea and other nearby areas in the state of Alabama.