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Pest activity increases in summer, with warmer temperatures encouraging these critters to come out of hiding. What are the pests you need to keep an eye out for and where are their usual hiding spots?

Common Summer Pests 

You should keep an eye out for stinging insects such as bees, wasps and hornets as well as mosquitoes. These pests prefer moist environments, which is why eliminating stagnant water in and around your home is important. Birds are also more active in warm weather. Birds may be tempted to nest in your gutters if there is an accumulation of debris there, which is why cleaning your gutters is a must!

Hiding Places for Pests 

  • Gutters – Without routine maintenance, leaves, twigs and other debris can accumulate inside your gutters, trapping rainwater and creating a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes. It’s also not uncommon for birds to nest in enclosed spaces. To prevent debris from clogging up your gutters and birds from nesting there, you can install rain gutter guards. Most gutter guards can only reduce, not eliminate, your gutter’s maintenance needs. The exception is Gutter Helmet ®, the only gutter guard on the market with a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee. Gutter Helmet is also with heavy-duty mounting brackets that can withstand severe weather.
  • Kitchen sinks and drains – Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink and always sanitize the kitchen drains. Otherwise, grease and food particles might attract cockroaches, drain beetles and fruit flies.
  • Bedroom – Hardy pests live in fabric pests in bedsheets and other items containing fabric such as stuffed animals and even bags and purses.

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Gutter Helmet of Minnesota offers premium rain gutter guards and professional gutter installation services. To get a free quote, call us at (866) 200-5339 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Monticello, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.