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An Infested Gutter Can Pose Serious Health Threats to Your Family and Pets

By May 2, 2014October 16th, 2023No Comments

Winter has left its telltale signs of damage on many structures in forms that could spell a lot of costs for property owners. But there are things that you need to focus on: your gutter, in particular, if you want to avoid health risks. If gutters are clogged, the water that stagnates can be infested with insects, which are known to thrive on such environments. If left unattended, infestations can pose serious health threats to your household, including your lovable pets: 

“Ticks are certainly one of the most concerning warm weather pests,” noted Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Mosquitoes also pose health risks to dogs and cats as their bites can transmit heartworm, a parasitic roundworm that can infect a host and result in a potentially serious disease.

“Empty wading pools, toys, grill covers flower pots, clogged gutters and other places that tend to gather water. Bird baths should be changed every week to keep water fresh,” Henriksen says.

Addressing this problem before it even starts is a smart way to deal with it. To avoid the accumulation of debris and allow the unobstructed flow of rainwater through the gutters, it is highly recommended that you install a leaf gutter guard from Gutter Helmet®, which has other benefits as well:

  • Ensures that dirt, leaves, needles, and debris roll off of your roof and stay out of your gutters;
  • Deters infestation by birds, and animals;
  • Protects your home’s foundation and landscaping by properly directing rainwater away from your home;
  • Protects against harmful mold, mildew and rot caused by water gathering in your gutters and seeping under your fascia and eaves.

More importantly, Gutter Helmet’s patented leaf gutter guards eliminate the need for you to climb ladders to check for animals, debris and rainwater. You will get your peace of mind knowing that you can trust Gutter Helmet’s knowledge in this field.

(Article Source From Summer pest protection for your pets, WDBJ7)