Squirrels are cute, but when they start chewing on your gutters or building nests inside them, it can be a serious problem. To prevent this from happening to your gutters, try some of these squirrel-proofing strategies:
Trim Your Trees
Squirrels spend a lot of their time in trees, and they often use overhanging branches as a means of entering gutters. By trimming the branches of trees that are close to your home, you can prevent squirrels from having easy access to your gutters.
Try Motion Activated Lights
If squirrels are getting in your gutters, another potential solution is installing motion lights. When a squirrel comes near, the flash of bright light may scare them into running away and leaving your gutters alone.
Install Gutter Guards
One of the most effective ways to squirrel proof your gutters is to install gutter guards. With guards installed, squirrels will not be able to enter the system and build nests. Just make sure you choose a sturdy product that cannot be easily pulled off by curious critters.
Choose LeafGuard Gutters
LeafGuard gutters are uniquely designed with a built-in sloped hood that prevents everything but water from entering the system. With LeafGuard gutters installed on your home, clogs caused by animal nests and the buildup of debris will be a thing of the past.
If you are interested in upgrading to a squirrel-proof LeafGuard gutter system, Exterior Source is the company to call. We proudly serve the Chesapeake, Virginia, area and Northeast North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.