Why It Is Important To Clean Your Gutters

January 25, 2017


One of the most dreaded yet important tasks for homeowners to accomplish is keeping gutters clean. It requires climbing high on a ladder preferably on a day when it is not raining and the wind is calm and pulling gallons of slimy debris from inside the gutter that gives off a nauseating smell that could turn even the strongest of stomachs. It is a task that many prefer to delay, but it truly is in your best interest to keep this task completed on a regular basis.

The first and most obvious reason for keeping those gutters clean is that it improves drainage. When the gutter fills with leaves, needles, and other debris they can back up and cause water damage to the roof, the exterior, and the interior of your home. Keeping water properly draining away from your home is especially important if you want to avoid drawing in termites. These pests love to feed on wood that has been previously damaged by water.

Another reason why your gutters need to be kept in their best condition is so that you do not offer pests a highly desired nesting site. Birds laden with mites and other parasites, mosquitoes, and other pests will capitalize on the opportunity given them by your clogged gutter and use it for a nesting site. Not only are birds unsanitary and able to transmit pathogens to people, but mosquitoes bring with them the threat of dangerous diseases like West Nile virus, Zika, and more. Other pests that take the opportunity that a clogged gutter affords them are: termites, ants, bees, hornets, mice, and more.

Another task that is just as important as keeping the gutter cleaned, fixing that leaky roof, and keeping your annual doctor’s appointment is keeping your home safe from the harmful and damaging effects of pests with year-round pest control services. Whether you choose the Basic Package, the Essential Package, or our all-inclusive Complete Package, you can know that your home will be protected from more than 20 common pests backed by the Spencer protection guarantee. Plus the Essential Package adds termite control, and the Complete Package adds termite control, seasonal mosquito treatments, fire ant control, and outdoor flea and tick control.

If you live in Greenville, the best option for year-round pest control services comes from the pest control specialists at Spencer Pest Services. Our QualityPro team of experts offers Greenville residents the latest technologies, products, and protocols coupled with more than 60 years of hands-on experience with local pest pressures; and we also offer eco-friendly green services that are effective against pest pressures as well. Don’t let pests undermine the structural integrity of your Greenville home or endanger the health and safety of your family when industry-leading, trusted pest control services from Spencer Pest Services is only a call away.




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