It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Midland Air Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:
Nothing 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 lay in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Midland Air Service Experts will come out and give you a full 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 breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re storing in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard 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 normally get into safe and dry 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 likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials 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 Midland Air 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 have 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 highway of your home, they usually die in there. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice it due to the smell.
You might suspect mice because of the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside metal. Or you may actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You may even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. Either way, if you suspect mice you have a couple options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each duct and checking them every morning. Or you could hire a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are removed, you should have your ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been living in the walls, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you and your family sick. Midland Air Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Midland Air 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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