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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it escape into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear some scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Becht/Givens Service Experts will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, 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 construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Becht/Givens Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Becht/Givens Service Experts now for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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