What's Crawling Around in Your Home's Air Ducts?

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the creatures out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Midway Services for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. Fear not. Midway Services will come to your home and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a professional duct cleaning from Midway Services can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Midway Services today for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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