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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is rid of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to assemble said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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