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

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the creatures out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than working 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 sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. No worries. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts 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. Babies, too.


When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, commonly through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.


Birds usually get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for 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 the worst part. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to assemble said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts soon for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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