How to Keep Squirrels and Other Rodents Out of Your Gutter System

Squirrels and other small rodents love finding warm places to hide in our homes, but the feeling is far from mutual. These critters’ teeth continually grow, so they often gnaw on windowsills, siding, fascia and even electrical wiring. What’s more, female squirrels may think your gutters are the perfect spot for a nest, leading to frustrating clogs. If the squirrels migrate from the gutters and take up residence in your attic or walls, you’re in for some serious (and expensive) repairs.

As you can see, squirrels and rodents invading your gutter system can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. So how can you keep them out?

The simplest way to keep pesky critters from getting into your gutter system is to install gutter guards.

Think about it—when your gutters get clogged with acorns, pinecones and other things squirrels like to eat, you’re basically setting out an all-you-can-eat buffet for them. Clogged gutters also take the work out of nest-building for mama squirrels, who can find all the materials they need in one place.

When you cover your gutters with gutter guards, you can prevent squirrel-friendly debris from building up. It’s that simple! What’s more, squirrels will be less likely to chew on exterior features of your home, since they won’t be hanging around as often.

At Keystone Gutter Helmet, we’re proud to provide homeowners in our area with some of the most durable, effective guard guards on the market. The Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system offers an easy way to keep pests and debris out of your gutters, eliminating the need for seasonal cleanings. To learn more, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!