What’s Crawling Around in Your Home’s Air Ducts Published on June 06, 2016 It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will ensure 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 watching is escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. Eggs, too. Rodents When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing 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 get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring. Birds Birds usually get into safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics. Call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.