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

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and fear you have unwanted guests. You can try and lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Peachtree Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Never fear. Peachtree Service Experts will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. Babies, too.


When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined 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, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.


Birds normally get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a professional duct cleaning from Peachtree Service Experts can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If you have mice in the ducts, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice gnaw wiring and leave refuse like most rodents, but they also grow their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the road system of your house, they eventually pass away inside. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice it due to the smell.

You may think of mice because of the sounds you hear – some scratching and scrabbling along air ducts. Or you could actually see one making an escape into the air vents in your house. You may even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice droppings. Either way, if you think there’s mice you have two options. You may trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each vent and checking them each morning. Or you might decide to contract a professional exterminator.

After you have determined that the mice are gone, you really should have your air ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, 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. Peachtree Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s air ducts.

Call Peachtree Service Experts soon 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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