How to Prevent Ants From Living in Your Gutters

How to Prevent Ants From Living in Your Gutters

June 16, 2019

Ants are a common problem in homes across the country. One of the most surprising places ants can establish a colony in your home is the gutters. An ant infestation in your gutters doesn’t necessarily mean that you need gutters replacement; it just means you have to be more proactive in maintaining your gutters.

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3 Best Ways to Prevent Ants From Nesting in Your Gutters

In this post, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY recommends ways to prevent ants from nesting in your gutters.

1. Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is one of the best ways to prevent ants from nesting in them. This is because the dirt, leaves, and moisture that accumulate there create an attractive breeding ground for ants. This isn’t an ultimate fix, however; more permanent measures will have to be taken if you want to keep ants out for good.

2. Install Gutter Guards

Gutter guards are often installed by homeowners to make gutter cleaning easier. However, they’re also a good way of keeping ants away from the gutters. Gutter covers keep debris out of the system, preventing ants from having the resources to make their home. To install a gutter guard on your gutter system, look no further than the gutter installation experts of Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY.

3. Trim Trees and Bushes

Another way to prevent ants from turning your gutters into their home is by trimming the branches of overhanging trees. This deprives ants of an easy “highway” to travel into your gutters.

Turn to Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of seamless gutters and Gutter Helmet. Give us a call at (866) 252-9400 or fill out our contact form to request a free Gutter Helmet quote.
 

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