As far as hardiness goes, the Formicidae family are one of the toughest insects you can find. Ants can build their colonies almost anywhere: trees, underground, crawl spaces, drywall and even your roof and gutters. While they can be fascinating to watch from afar, they can do all sorts of damage when they get inside your home. Not to mention, their bites are painful, itchy and annoying. So what do you do when an ant colony decides to establish itself in your roof and gutters? Is a professional roof cleaning service enough to stop them from ruining your eaves and rafters?
Here are a few tips from our cleaning experts at Sunco Window Cleaning LLC that can help you get rid of these unwanted guests and keep them from ever coming back.
Clean Your Gutters
There are so many benefits to keeping your gutters clean that you don’t even have to have a nest of ants to get this done regularly. It’s unbelievable how quickly leaves, sticks, dust and dirt can all make their way inside your gutters. Not only do these objects block your water flow, but they also provide the ideal environment for ant queens to start their colonies. Clean your gutters as often as needed or at least once every season, especially during fall when there are a lot of dead leaves falling down from nearby trees.
Power washing your gutters might sound like an effective and tempting idea, but some gutter materials are not meant to handle the intense pressure of a power washer. Make sure your professional cleaners understand what methods would and would not work well with your home.
Trim Your Trees
You can lessen the risk of having your gutters clogged by making sure there are no overhanging trees, plants and branches near your home. If you decide to keep your greenery under control, it’s best to trust it to the professionals. A DIY approach may not be advisable, particularly for jobs involving heights and ladders.
At Sunco Window Cleaning LLC, we are your number one local provider of roof, gutter and window cleaning solutions. Call us today at (253) 257-1969 or fill out our online contact form to get a free quote. We serve Milton, WA, as well as all surrounding areas.