Now that summer is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and all the outdoor activities. The kids are out of school, so you can spend lots of time outdoors. Whether you love physical activities like hiking, kayaking, and biking or prefer to relax on a blanket in the park, reading a book or watching the kids play on the playground. You don’t even have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors.

If you love to garden and to keep your lawn looking great, summer is the best season! It’s time to enjoy get-togethers with friends in the backyard, grilling or using your outdoor fireplace or firepit to cook a meal or roast marshmallows while you visit and make good memories. One thing that can ruin those outdoor activities, however, is mosquitos. Especially when the weather is hot and rainy, those mosquitoes come out in bountiful. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when you are constantly slapping these annoying pests, and it’s even worse the next day when you are covered with itchy red welts!

Purpose of Rain Gutters

frontal view of a lovely homeIf you are noticing a lot of mosquitoes invading your backyard, your rain gutters might be the problem. Rain gutters are placed at the edge of your roof, and the design is a great idea. The rain runs off the slope of your roof, right into the rain gutters. Then, the water runs down the gutters to the downspouts and off into your yard rather than landing on your house when it can easily get into your basement.

Problems with Rain Gutters

Rain gutters are the perfect solution to the problem of rain getting into your basement, but there are some problems with them as well. Precipitation will easily collect in the gutters, which is great, but other things can collect in there too. Twigs, leaves, and debris can easily land in the gutters, and over time, these can cause a major jam-up in the gutters. This means that the water will collect, rather than flow to the downspout. This means a wet, smelly mess, which attracts mosquitoes. Therefore, the influx of mosquitoes could easily be a result of full rain gutters!


If you know your rain gutters are full, and if you hate cleaning it out, then Black Velvet Chimney has the perfect solution to you: Gutter Stuff. Gutter Stuff is a product which is specially designed to let water get into your gutters while keeping the debris out. It fits your gutters to perfection, and it offers a clog-free system and will save you so much time by keeping your gutters clear.

The special added bonus is that you’ll enjoy more time outdoors. Doing the things you’ve looked forward to doing all winter long, without the hassle of those pesky mosquitoes even. Give us a call today and let us help you get this problem under control!