Your Gutters Could be a Breeding Ground for Pests

Your gutters take on a major role in maintaining your home by providing a solution through which excess rainwater or melted ice can is drained. We at Gutterilla – Seamless & Guards Installation strive to be your most trusted smooth guard and gutter installation. We also offer gutter cleaning solutions because many people are unaware that their gutters could potentially breed pests. These critters may go unnoticed until they become a major problem around your home and cause a pest infestation. Therefore, we need to be aware of the possible pests breeding in our gutters and the solutions to deal with them.  

Types of Pests That Could Be Breeding In Your Gutters

The common pests found in our gutters include: 

  • Rodents 
  • Birds 
  • Cockroaches 
  • Spiders 
  • Bees and Wasps 
  • Mosquitos 
  • Ants 

Why Are They In My Gutters?


Rats and rodents squeeze through small spaces, and their screeching noises are heard through the windows and walls of our homes. These pests are likely trying to find a way into your house using the gutters while breeding a family to invade your personal space. Once they succeed, the infestation begins, and getting rid of them will be another difficult task. 


Feral birds like pigeons love perching on open gutters because of the many insects that act as their food source and twigs that help make a ready nest. These birds foul in your gutters all day long and create a foul smell along with other breeding grounds for infections due to decomposing waste.  


Cockroaches are known to depend on moist areas such as your gutters because mold tends to prosper there too. These critters can contaminate our food causing harmful diseases and should be dealt with immediately before they get into the house.  

Bees and Wasps

Gutters can be cold and dump most of the time, which creates the perfect breeding ground for bees and wasps. These stinging insects are aggressive when defending their territories from your family members, and the weight of their nest can also damage your gutters.  


Since your gutters are usually cold, damp, and infested with decaying matter, they make the best nesting sites for mosquito larvae. While these critters are annoying, they can also spread deadly diseases like yellow fever, West Nile virus, and Chikungunya. Austin is also well known to have a favorable year-round climate for mosquitos.  


Leaves, twigs, and organic waste are the best environment for ants to breed. Carpenter ants, especially, are attracted to organic waste found in your gutters and can chew through wood structures of your roof.  


We should avoid forcing ourselves on to the nasty and dangerous job of cleaning our gutters because we don’t know what exactly lies in them. Furthermore, the chemical insecticides we buy at grocery stores can be poisonous to our family and us. Instead of neglecting your gutters, you can always install leaf guards or gutter guards that prevent large pests from breeding in your gutters. Gutterilla – Seamless & Guards Installation can help you install seamless gutter systems and clean out your pest infested gutters safely through our professional gutter installation services. For more information about our services, visit us at  

Gutterilla – Seamless & Guards Installation, 

Address: 401 Congress Ave #1540 Austin TX 78701, 

Phone: 512-649-1717 

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