When it comes to pest management, many Americans focus their time and effort inside their home and in their backyard. However, there are other spots on your property that require just as much attention, such as your roof and gutters. Pests can easily find shelter on your roof and gutters and, from there, make their way into your home.
Here are a few simple ways you can keep your roof and gutters free of rodents, insects, and other pests.
Clean Your Gutters Often
Dirty gutters create an ideal place for insects and other pests to thrive. Cleaning your gutters often is a simple and inexpensive way to keep pests off your roof and siding and prevent them from entering your home. Outsourcing cleaning your gutters is possible. However, you can use a ladder and your hands or a small shovel to clean out the gutters.
Trim Your Trees and Shrubs
In addition to damaging your roof, overhanging and overgrown trees also allow pests an easy way to climb onto your roof and into your gutters and home. If there is any damage to your siding, the roof, or vents, pests can easily make their way into your home. Contact a professional to have any mature and overgrown trees and shrubs immediately pruned.
Install Gutter Guards
Cleaning out dirty gutters is never a fun job. A great way to prevent the necessity of this chore and protect your gutters from pests is to have gutter guards installed. The guards help prevent leaves, dirt, and debris from gathering in the gutters. Instead, the guards help guide the debris and water from inside your gutters and onto the ground.
Contact A Professional Pest Control Agent
Finally, if you have tried other DIY options but still cannot seem to keep pests off your roof and out of your gutters, contact a professional pest control agent. A professional can help not only determine how the pests are getting onto your roof and into the gutters but also help you create a plan to keep the pests away.
For example, preventing pests from accessing your roof and gutters often begins with keeping the rodents and insects out of your yard. Treating your yard with pet-safe, natural pesticides can prevent insects from entering your home through your gutters and roof.
Your home's roof and gutters are vulnerable to insect and rodent infestations. For more information, contact a pest control service.