During the summer, bugs are everywhere, and it’s important to control them before they get out of hand, and into your home. Before you go out and buy an exterminator suit and chemicals, there are a few other things you can do to proactively prevent bees and other bugs from nesting in and around your gutters. The best part is — they’re easy and cost-effective!

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Gutter Helmets

Without question, the easiest way to prevent an issue inside your gutters, is to protect them. A Gutter Helmet provides shelter over the top of your gutters, diverting debris away from your roof, and onto the ground. This also helps keep bugs away since they won’t have a place to go and nestle into. Not only will this help for larger pieces of debris, but the free flowing water in your gutters will prove to be very unfavorable for any critters looking for a home.

Look For Nests

One of the best ways to be proactive about prevention is to look for nests. In flatter areas such as the curve of a downspout, bees are known to build nests. While this might not be in your gutter, it does breed bugs that fly around and can cause damage. Not to mention nobody wants to pull out the stinger from a bee during a barbecue. It’s important that if you are handling any nests by hand that you wear gloves and any other necessary protective material, however spraying it away with a hose or pressure washer works just as well.

If you’re thinking about having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing, and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!