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

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You may hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have freeloading guests. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple scrambling around your duct system. Never fear. Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Eggs, too.


When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals 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 complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.


Birds normally look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a full duct cleaning from Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If there are mice in your home’s ducts, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring and leave feces like all rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your residence, they may die in there. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice unpleasant scents.

You might suspect mice due to the noise you hear – plenty of scratching and scrabbling along sheet metal. Or you may actually see one making an escape into the air vents in your walls. You could even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. If you think there’s mice you have two options. You could trap them yourself, by setting traps just inside each duct and checking them every morning. Or you can pay for a pest control company.

After you have verified that the mice are removed, you will need to have your ducts thoroughly 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 ignore them in your ducts they can make your household sick. Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.

Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning now for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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