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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call TML Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it run into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. Fear not. TML Service Experts will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a completely duct cleaning from TML Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call TML Service Experts today for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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