End-of-summer rain showers mark the start of the breeding season for mosquitoes. Females will begin to gather in places where there is standing water and, to facilitate their egg-laying, will begin to gather as much blood as they can. Only female mosquitoes need blood. In fact, male mosquitoes are vegetarians and prefer nectar and fruit juices in their diets. This means the top two conditions for mosquito nests are an abundance of food and stagnant water. Unfortunately, your home has both.
Clogged gutters create the perfect environment for breeding mosquitoes. If your gutters are still having problems with clogging, even after installing a protection system, it’s time to start looking for the best gutter guard. Here are some tips on how to get rid of mosquitoes in your gutters from our experts at Gutter Helmet® of Western NC.
Keeping your gutters and downspouts free of any debris that could block the flow of water is an effective way to protect your home from water-related problems. It also has the unintended effect of discouraging mosquitoes from laying their eggs inside your troughs, preventing an infestation.
Using Gutter Helmet
Gutter Helmet eliminates the need for regular cleaning by stopping debris from getting inside your gutters in the first place. The cover is designed to maximize water flow while keeping dead leaves, twigs, and branches from clogging up the flow of water. Without any water, mosquitoes would have to look elsewhere to lay their eggs.
Don’t rely on poor gutter protection products. At Gutter Helmet of Western NC, we are your leading provider of the best gutter guard solution. Give us a call at (828) 237-3001 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Mill Springs, North Carolina, as well as in all surrounding areas.