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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Freschi Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach 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 a few scampering around your duct system. No worries. Freschi Service Experts will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters 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 create said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Freschi Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Freschi Service Experts today 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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