Can Your Gutters Really Prevent Mosquitoes?

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who likes being bitten by mosquitoes. At best, you might find some people who say they don’t care if they get bitten or not. But they should. Mosquitoes are known spreaders of disease and considered by some to be the most dangerous animal on the planet. In Africa, hundreds of thousand of people die each year from malaria, spread by mosquitoes. The United States has been spared the widespread effects of this frightening virus, but many suffer each year from flu related symptoms brought on by a mosquito spread disease, and many cases of encephalitis can be traced back to mosquitoes. This is not an insect you want biting you. That is why it is important to reduce mosquito populations around your home. One of the ways you can do that is with proper gutters.

May 18, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who likes being bitten by mosquitoes. At best, you might find some people who say they don’t care if they get bitten or not. But they should. Mosquitoes are known spreaders of disease and considered by some to be the most dangerous animal on the planet. In Africa, hundreds of thousand of people die each year from malaria, spread by mosquitoes. The United States has been spared the widespread effects of this frightening virus, but many suffer each year from flu related symptoms brought on by a mosquito spread disease, and many cases of encephalitis can be traced back to mosquitoes. This is not an insect you want biting you. That is why it is important to reduce mosquito populations around your home. One of the ways you can do that is with proper gutters.

Which gutters prevent mosquitoes?

A prime breeding ground for mosquitoes is wet, rotting leaves. If you have wet leave on your lawn, it is not a good idea to leave them there. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in those leave by the thousands. And, the next time it rains, all of those eggs will hatch.

A typical mosquito will usually travel less than a few hundred yards from where it is hatched. That means those mosquitoes will try to plague you first, if they can. Your goal should always be to make sure you don’t have any wet, dying leaves laying around. One popular breeding site for mosquitoes is gutter obstructions. When leaves get washed into your gutters and form a clog, mosquitoes will love you for it.

Window Nation has the solution.

The RainPro Design Series of gutters that Window Nation installs not only effectively channels water away from your home to protect your exterior walls from rot, they also protect your family from mosquitoes. These gutters have a 6″ capacity and a wider downspout than other gutter systems, allowing water and debris to flow down and away from your home. That means you’ll have fewer, or no, obstructions forming along the water route. With fewer obstructions your exterior walls will be protected from the wetness that causes rot, and your family will have more protection from the mosquitoes that spread disease.

Protect your home and your family with the RainPro Design Series from Window Nation. Get maximum flow with a gutter system that seamlessly matches the design of your home, and come with the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval. There is no better choice for water and mosquito protection.

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