You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You may hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Parker Pearce Service Experts for a thorough 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 your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine it laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Parker Pearce Service Experts will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A good 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 babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in the ductwork, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring 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 an unsavory odor.
You might suspect mice from the noises you hear – some scratching and scrabbling inside metal. Or you could actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You could even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. Either way, if you suspect mice you have two options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps inside each duct and checking them each 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 there, they will have left feces in your ducts. Mice leavings are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you sick. Parker Pearce Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will eliminate most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Parker Pearce Service Experts today or schedule online for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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