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Summer’s now here, which means that you need to think about protecting your home from mosquitoes. Any small body of stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes once the temperature and humidity rise. In today’s article, Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc., the leading expert in gutters in our local area, discusses some mosquito control mistakes you should avoid this summer.

Not Cleaning Clogged Gutters

Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their gutters. This is a big mistake because clogged gutters can be a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes because of standing water. You should make sure that your gutters and downspouts are free of leaves, twigs and other kinds of debris this summer. Fortunately, you can install a gutter protection system like our Gutter Helmet® to prevent this problem. Gutter Helmet will block debris from entering your gutters.

Forgetting About the Kiddie Pool

Kiddie pools might be incredibly fun for your children, but they can actually act as a magnet for mosquitoes. You shouldn’t leave kiddie pools outside once your kids are finished using them. You should always empty it of water and then turn it over every time. This will prevent rainwater and mosquito larvae from gathering in the pool.

Ignoring Wheel Ruts

Mosquito larvae can thrive in any body of stagnant water, no matter how shallow. This includes the ruts gouged into the grass by your lawn mower and the tracks that are dug into a gravel driveway by your car. Don’t allow these ruts to be filled by rainwater. Fill them in with soil and sod whenever you find them.

Our professional gutter services can help you keep your property mosquito free this summer. Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. can install Gutter Helmet® to protect your gutters from leaves, dirt and other kinds of debris. Gutter Helmet can prevent your gutters from becoming clogged and prevent water from pooling in your gutters. We serve many areas including Salem, Alabama. Call us at (866) 882-5641 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule an appointment.