All manner of creatures lives in your gutters. The best way to keep them from living in your house is to keep the gutters clean.
The debris collected in the gutter is a virtual ecosystem that sustains living things, animal and plant.
Plants thrive in the gutter and if not cleaned can establish themselves very readily.
Lizards love being in gutters….Why?
Ants, flies, mosquitoes and other insects live in the debris. It is the perfect breeding ground for them. And what do lizards eat? You got it…the insects.
Have your gutters cleaned out every year so those creepy crawleys don't creep and crawl their way into your house….Call Gutter-Vac Tasmania today for a free quote ph 1300 654 253
Posted by Gutter-Vac Tasmania on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Rodents and other small animals are attracted to the gutters too. It is a good food source and living environment for them too. So what preys on these little guys…. You got it, SNAKES. They smell them and use the downpipes or overhanging trees to access the roof and gutters.
Snakes don't actually hibernate…they sleep through the colder months as they are cold bloodedand need warmer weather to eat and metabolise. So if it is a sunny day they may come out and sunbake. Be carefull putting your hands in the gutter.
Posted by Gutter-Vac Tasmania on Friday, September 28, 2018