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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a few racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of stuff they use to construct said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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