Clogged Gutters are Mosquito Breeding Grounds first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
With fall upon us, the necessary task of making sure our gutters stay clear is something that we all need to be doing. Not only to stop problems such as flooding and falling gutters but also to remove the chance of mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs making a home for themselves.
Although the task of cleaning rooftop gutters is simple, the chore can quickly turn dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions. If you’re unsure about anything, it’s best to hire a professional.
Clogged gutters mean water collection, and water collection can lead to a breeding ground for mosquito larvae.
Follow these steps to keep the Aedes mosquito at bay.
As you can see, any place that may be liable to collect water is a natural breeding ground for mosquitoes. Make sure you empty these areas daily of any standing water to reduce the risk of these disease spreading pests making your home, their home for the fall.