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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing 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 A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear some scrambling around your duct system. Fear not. A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A good 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 maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a full duct cleaning from A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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