What’s Crawling Around in Your Home’s Air Ducts Published on June 06, 2016 It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, such as: Creepy-Crawlies Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. 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, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring. Birds Birds usually find safe and sheltered 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 have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.