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 try and lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Stark Services for a complete duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is rid 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 out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Stark Services will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, generally through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Stark Services can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Stark Services soon for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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