What’s Crawling Around in Your Home’s Air Ducts Published on June 06, 2016 It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, including: Insects and Bugs Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a few racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Barlow 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 good and gone. Eggs, too. Rodents When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined 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, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage. Birds Birds normally get into safe and dry 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 presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics. Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.