05/15/15

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Gutters

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Gutters

5/15/2015

 

The idea of mosquitoes buzzing around your head and getting in the house is a bit unnerving. Large numbers of mosquitoes dampens the fun and idea of outdoor activities. However, the real concern is that, according to the Department of Public Health Prevention & Control, mosquitoes are considered to be one of the most dangerous creatures on earth. While this is a rather bold statement, it stems from the fact that on a worldwide level, mosquitoes and the diseases they spread have been responsible for killing more people than all the wars in history. Between 2 and 3 million people die from malaria alone each year with another 200 million infected.

While Americans are not concerned about malaria, this disease still occurs in the United States on a rare occasion. There are, in addition to malaria, other diseases for which mosquitoes are carriers. These diseases include the West Nile virus, meningitis and various forms of encephalitis.

Needless to say, it is advisable to take every precaution to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property. Understanding that the first three growth stages of the mosquito must take place in standing water makes it necessary to remove all standing water.

Often, there are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes of which the homeowner is completely unaware. One of those ideal breeding spots could be right above your entry doors in the guttering that goes along the edge of your roof. Clogged downspouts cause standing water to sit in your gutters. This water, along with decaying leaves sitting in it, not only is a great place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs, it also creates an ideal condition for which the larva and pupa thrive.

Schendel Pest Services is very much aware of the risk of mosquitoes and their ability to transmit diseases. Because of this, they offer Schendel’s Leaf Defender to solve the problem of your gutter becoming a breeding haven for mosquitoes. The Leaf Defender will give you peace of mind and keep your gutters clean and free of debris without changing the appearance or looks of your home. The benefits of the Leaf Defender will go beyond mosquito control. With this system in place, there will be no more plants sprouting and trying to grow in your gutter. You will no longer have to climb the ladder or get on the roof to clean your gutters. The gutters will work effectively and cause no damage to landscaping.

Contact Schendel Pest Services today and arrange for a free inspection and quote on installing the Leaf Defender. This will not only manage the mosquito population, it will keep you off the ladder and much safer.