Clogged gutters can lead to a variety of issues from mosquitoes to water damaged soffits. Whether you’re in need of a simple gutter clean-out or something more permanent like our gutter guards, Wild Trappers has a solution for most gutter issues.
Protect Your Home and Surrounding Areas
Properly flowing rain gutters direct rainwater away from the foundation of your home, preventing foundation settlement problems and moisture buildup in your basements, crawl spaces, windows, and interior walls. On your home’s exterior they prevent damage to fascia, soffits, and exterior walls. Gutters don’t just protect the structure of your home, they also protect the surrounding driveways, patios, sidewalks, and walkways from soil erosion by properly directing water away from these areas.
Eliminate Pest Habitats
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water (frequently found in flowerpots, kiddie pools, birdbaths, etc), where the hatched larvae will live and mature into adult mosquitoes. Homeowners can quickly dump and/or refresh this water to reduce the occurrence of mosquitoes, but one area that is constantly overlooked is a home’s gutters. Rotting leaves, branches, and debris clog up a home’s gutters, causing standing water to accumulate and creating an ideal habitat for cockroaches, ants, gnats, flies, spiders, worms, termites, and disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Protect Your Family from Diseases
Mosquitoes are definitely annoying, but they are also a public health risk. According to the Department of Public Health Prevention & Control, mosquitoes are considered to be one of the most dangerous creatures on earth, killing between 2 to 3 million people and infecting another 200 million with malaria every year. While malaria is rare in the United States, it does still occur on a rare occasion. In addition to malaria, mosquitoes are carriers for other deadly diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses, meningitis, and various forms of encephalitis.
Wild Trappers Gutter Clean Up and Repair
A properly functioning gutter system is a crucial component to protect your home and family. It is especially important to clear your gutters out in late winter or early spring because mosquito season will begin as soon as the temperature rises above fifty degrees for a few days in a row. Request a free estimate or call the Wild Trappers team at (770) 828-9622 today to completely clean out your gutters and downspouts, protecting your home and eliminating spots for mosquitoes to live and breed. We can also install a gutter guard system to further help protect your gutters.