Blog Smart Ways to Avoid Pests This Spring April 12, 2023April 13, 2023Jeremy KelseyGutters Many look forward to spring because the weather is nicer and everything is in full bloom. This season is also when different creatures reemerge. Unfortunately, among them are critters that can invade your home. One of the area’s leading Gutter Helmet® dealers gives tips to keep pests at bay this spring. Seal Entry Points The first step to keeping pests from entering your home is sealing all entry points. Take the time to look for cracks and holes outside your house that insects can use to access indoor spaces. Depending on the location of these gaps, you might need professional assistance to seal them. Get Rid of Standing Water and Food Sources Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for pests like mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches. Identifying and eliminating sources of stagnant water is crucial for preventing infestations. If you have pets, keep their feeding bowls inside and immediately throw away leftover food. Keep Your Gutters Clean An efficient gutter system will effortlessly divert water away from your home. It requires regular maintenance to stay in good shape. When neglected, it can develop clogs from accumulated leaves, seeds, twigs and other debris. They could also have standing water, which pests find attractive. Besides routine cleaning, investing in quality rain gutter guards can help prevent clogs and keep critters out. Pay Attention to Your Yard Another thing you can do to avoid pest infestation is to tend to your yard. Keep trees and shrubs surrounding your home trimmed. You should also get rid of fallen leaves, branches and other debris on your lawn. Strengthen your home’s protection against water damage and pest infestation with a superior gutter protection system. Gutter Helmet installs some of the best gutter covers on the market. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or complete our online form to get a free quote.