The gutter is a vital part of any home; it catches the rainwater coming from your roof to prevent water leaks and redirects that water away from your home to prevent foundation and landscape damage. With that in mind, it’s important that you keep your gutters in check and free of anything that may obstruct their performance. Unmaintained gutters can invite little animals and insects to take up residence in your home; ants are a good example.
In this post, Handyman Connection® of Matthews discusses the four ways you can prevent ants from nesting in the gutters of your home.
Clean Your Gutters – Cleaning your gutters is one of the surefire ways to prevent your gutters from being invaded by ants. Remove all kinds of dirt and debris such as leaves and twigs from your gutters since these create the mush that ants love.
Use Gutter Guards – On the other hand, if you lack the time to clean your gutter system, there’s always the option of installing gutter guards. That way, there’s little chance of any debris being stuck on the gutters.
Trim Your Trees – Any overgrown trees or bushes can be used by ants as a highway to get into your home. Therefore, it’s vital that you trim your trees and bushes to keep them away from the roof line or gutters and prevent them from accessing it entirely. If you don’t have time to do so, you can always hire the services of professionals to get the job done for you.
Use Bait – Once you notice ants venturing out in search of food and water, you can use specialized bait products around your home to get rid of them once and for all. While you’re letting the bait do its job, you can head up to your gutters and get rid of any nests the ants managed to create in the meantime.
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