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

It’s not fun to think about, 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 unwanted guests. You can try and lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Falso Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. Fear not. Falso Service Experts will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Eggs, too.


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 several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.


Birds usually look for safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Falso Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If you have mice in the ductwork, you should take steps to quickly remove them. Mice gnaw wiring and leave feces like most rodents, but they also grow their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your residence, they may die in the ducts. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice unpleasant scents.

You probably guess mice due to the noises you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside sheet metal. Or you could actually spot one making an escape into the air vents in your house. You could even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. Either way, if you think there’s mice you have a couple choices. You can trap them yourself, by setting traps on the interior of each vent and checking them each morning. Or you could hire a pest control company.

After you have verified that the mice are removed, you really should have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been living in the walls, they will have left mice refuse in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you don’t remove them from your ducts they can make your household sick. Falso Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s ventilation system.

Call Falso Service Experts today for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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