You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You may hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Wesley Wood Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:
Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Wesley Wood Service Experts will come out and give you a complete duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds usually get into safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Wesley Wood Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in the ductwork, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wires and leave droppings like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your home, they may pass away inside. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice it due to the smell.
You probably think of mice from the noises you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling in walls. Or you may actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You may even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. Either way, if you suspect mice you have two options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps inside each duct and checking them every morning. Or you could contract a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are removed, you should have your ductwork professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice leavings are toxic, and if you don’t remove them from your ducts they can make your household sick. Wesley Wood Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Wesley Wood Service Experts today or schedule online for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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