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

It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You may hear animal noises coming from air ducts and fear you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Calverley Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is rid of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. No worries. Calverley Service Experts will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. The offspring, too.


When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to create a nest, and that creates 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 might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.


Birds usually look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Calverley Service Experts can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If you have mice in your air ducts, you should take steps to remove them. Mice gnaw wires and leave refuse like all rodents, but they also add to their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your home, they eventually die in there. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice it due to the smell.

You probably guess mice due to the noises you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside air ducts. Or you could actually see one making an escape into the vents in your walls. You might even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. If you you’re worried you have mice you have two options. You may trap them yourself, by setting traps inside each vent and checking them every morning. Or you could contract a specialist.

Once you’ve determined that the mice are removed, you should have your ducts expertly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been living in the walls, they will have left mice refuse in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you don’t remove them from your ducts they can make your household sick. Calverley Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will eliminate most debris from your home’s ventilation system.

Call Calverley Service Experts now for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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