Are Your Gutters Home to Area Wildlife

There are a number of things that can cause problems with your roof or gutters. One that many people tend to overlook is the possibility that living things have found a home in their gutters. It does happen and it can be quite damaging, particularly because of the resulting blockages.

This is the subject of an article posted by Harry Helmet entitled 10 Living Things That Might Be Lurking in Your Gutters. This article lists and expands on the following:

  • Plants
  • Birds
  • Squirrels
  • Chipmunks
  • Feral Cats
  • Possums
  • Raccoons
  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Earthworms

While some things on this list may seem outlandish, it has happened. You can learn more by reading the full article here. The article’s author does recommend that you trim trees that are close to your house to help prevent a number of these problems.

If you live in the Chicagoland area and are having trouble with your gutters, you can contact Baltic Home Improvements for help. We can clean, maintain, repair and even replace your gutters if necessary. Contact us today to learn more and to discover why we are an award winning company that is recommended by both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List.

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