Pests are eyesores, and they can even bring contaminants and disease into your home. They like to use home gutter systems in Houston, TX to make their way inside, so it’s a good idea to clean yours out regularly. Check out this video clip featuring Bob Vila on cleaning your gutters, and pick up more tips on preventing pests.
Cleaning your gutters can help you prevent pests in a few ways. First, you can get rid of any nests that pests have already begun building in your gutter system. Clogged gutters also tend to collect moisture, which can, in turn, attract more pests. It’s also a good idea to replace broken down weather stripping around your windows and the foundation of your home. Try to clear out any mud tubes, timbers, or mulch that you have near the foundation to make it more difficult for pests to get inside.