Things you find in gutters
Here is a list of some of the many different things that Grayson’s has found in our customers roof gutters and drainpipes while we perform gutter cleaning. Leaves, twigs, dirt, weeds, acorns, berries and nuts, earthworms, plastic rubbish, bones, dead birds, a dead rat, a possum, tennis balls, golf balls, ant nests, bird nests, spider...
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Worst Trees for blocking gutters
Large trees around your home are usually the worst contributing factor in gutter blockage. Having trees in your garden certainly provides many benefits, but when it comes to gutters they can quickly become a nuisance. Trees can drop leaves and litter all over the place, and any overhanging branches can clog up your gutters and...
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Steep Pitched Roofs are easier to clean than flat roofs
Remarkably, guttering systems with a very steep pitched roof will usually collect much less debris in the gutters than the flat roof type, every roof is different for our gutter cleaners. With a very steep pitched roof the leaf debris tends to be blown away by the wind rather than stay on the roof. Often...
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Installing pigeon spikes as a deterrent
The acidic droppings and activity of the Rock Pigeon causes many millions of dollars damage to roofing every year worldwide. Bird Spikes can be a great way of deterring this bird from ledges. Some councils and pest controllers will trap and kill or shoot these birds in an attempt to eradicate them but within months...
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The common myna or Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis)
The Indian Myna is an introduced pest and loves to terrorise native birds over the hollows of trees but with fewer trees around the Myna may find its way into residential and commercial roofs via any hole large enough and nest therein. Also known as “the rubbish bird” as it will collect plastic and paper...
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Bird Spikes on a window awning
Pest birds are a problem in Melbourne.  We’ve covered various topics including Pigeon control and Myna control. Smaller birds like Starlings and Indian Mynas have a bad reputation for entering your roof via the gutters and nesting in the eaves. You probably won’t notice the birds are in your roof until the eggs hatch and you hear the...
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