Rodents and birds are adorable, but when they scuttle across your roof and get into your spouting and make a mess in your gutters – well, most people would rather do without. With summer approaching, we can expect to see whole families of pests lingering around rooftops, but there are ways to prevent them from staying.
Why Are They Here?
Birds are attracted to rooftops because they offer sheltered nesting areas, and rodents just like to get around. Birds, mice and rats can enter into the roof cavity via the spouting and nest in your roof.
What’s the Problem?
Birds and rodents leave behind droppings that can permanently stain the exterior of your home, and they can also bring diseases and parasites that can harm humans. If your roof has any gaps, they might make their way into your attic, creating more household problems.
What Can I Do?
There are certain precautionary measures you can take to keep birds and rodents away from your roof and rainwater goods. Laying out traps and poisons is one method, but it can easily kill innocent pests too. A more humane method is to seal off entry points such as cracks, and install anti-roosting devices such as spikes or electric strips.
You can also install gutter guards to block entryways for birds and rodents. Gutter guards protect your home and extend the life of your rainwater goods, while stopping unwanted guests from getting in through the spouting.
At Three65 Spouting, we offer three products that will keep birds and rodents out of your gutters. The Colorsteel Leaf Screen is a louvered metal screen that keeps 97% of all organic matter out of your spouting, and prevents small, uninvited intruders from getting into your roof space.
Gutter Foam is a simpler product that acts as a barrier, so leaves and small animals simply can’t get through – sorry Stuart Little! Gutter foam requires little maintenance, so it is ideal for those who prefer spending Sundays out at brunch over doing the great weekend muck in.
However, for 100% protection from birds and pests, we recommend the Great Barrier Leaf Guard. This product is 99% effective at keeping out leaves, and 100% effective at kicking out birds and other pests who want to settle in your home. It also comes with a money back guarantee.
Keep birds and rodents away before they take over your home. If you’re not sure where to start, contact us for free, expert advice. If you want to guard your home with a gutter guard, we can give you a free quote so you won’t be left sitting in the dark. Note that our metal leafguard is the only leafguard that will keep birds and rodents out and it comes with a money back guarantee.