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

It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and realize you have freeloading guests. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Stevenson Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, for instance: 

Bugs and Insects 

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear some scampering around your duct system. Never fear. Stevenson Service Experts will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Eggs, too. 

Rodents 

When rodents find themselves in your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re storing in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring. 

Birds 

Birds normally look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from Stevenson Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics. 

Mice in Air Ducts 

If you have mice in your ductwork, you should take steps to remove them. Mice chew through wires and leave feces like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the road system of your residence, they may die in there. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice it due to the smell. 
 
You probably think of mice because of the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling along sheet metal. Or you could actually notice one making an escape into the vents in your home. You might even confirm their passage by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. If you suspect mice you have two options. You may trap them yourself, by setting traps just inside each duct and checking them each morning. Or you could contract a professional exterminator. 
 
After you have verified that the mice are exterminated, you should have your ducts thoroughly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, they will have left feces in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you ignore them in your ducts they can make you sick. Stevenson Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s air ducts. 

Call Stevenson Service Experts now or schedule online for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free. 

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