When most people think about a mouse or rat problem, they picture an image of a rodent scurrying along the walls and into holes in their home. Usually, the last place you’d think about rodents calling home is your air ducts.
Sadly, rodents will nest and breed pretty much anywhere in the home, and your ductwork could pose as the perfect spot for a rodent’s den. As your local pest control service providers, here are some things to consider.
Why Should You Worry About Rodents in Your Air Ducts?
Not only can rodents use air ducts to find their way to the “tasty” wires of your HVAC system, but they can also pose a huge health hazard in your home.
If rats and mice are using your ventilation system as a home or a quick highway across the house, there’s a 100 percent chance that they have voided throughout your ductwork.
Your HVAC blows anything in your system towards your vents and into your home. Urine and droppings from mice carry the germs that cause Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).
When your HVAC blows in the rotten stench of urine and mouse droppings, HPS becomes a real problem for your family if it’s inhaled.
Symptoms of people with HPS include the following issues:
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Respiratory Problems
- Muscle Pain
What Are the Top Signs You Have an Upper Rodent Infestation?
Aside from seeing or hearing rodents in your ductwork, there are several signs that indicate the need for a professional rodent control technician to thoroughly inspect your home.
Urine and droppings aren’t the only giveaways that your air ducts have a rodent problem. Another “dead” giveaway is the smell of a dead animal in your system.
Sometimes rodents may gnaw on the wrong wire or choose your air ducts as a place to call their final resting place after munching on some poison. Regardless of how it happened, the smell is going to be very unpleasant and unsanitary, and a sure sign that there are more mice where that came from.
You Have a Sudden Fly Problem
In connection with the dead mice or rats, even if they haven’t started smelling yet if you notice a sudden surge of flies coming in and out of your vents, this is also a sign that there may be a dead mouse in your vents.
Blowflies are insects that are some of the first on the scene when an animal passes. So, if you see these pests swarming, give a pest control tech a call for general pest control services and confirmation of a mouse problem.
Poor Functioning Air-Conditioning
If rodents are chilling in your ductwork while you have your air-conditioning running, you might start to notice that your system isn’t cooling your house down as well as it used to.
We suggest taking a trip up to the attic and checking out your insulation. If you find rodent droppings and missing chunks of attic insulation, guess what? You need to get some rodent control in place to handle the infestation.
How can Rodent Control Keep Your Home Rodent-Free?
A variety of traps and baits that lure out mice and rats from their hiding spot can be utilized. Whether we take them dead or alive, our guarantee is swift rodent extermination.
We know where rodents of all types love to nest and will set up our traps near any and all dangerous areas we find in your home.
Kick Rodents Out and Keep Them Out with Buzz Kill Pest Control
Once Buzz Kill Pest Control has helped get rodents out of your home, it’s a great idea to use us to help keep them from coming back. Our rodent exclusion services help remove visible nesting areas, seal up easy entry points, and help you make your storage spaces a less tempting site for future rodent infestations.
Contact us today to learn more about our rodent exclusion and rodent control services. We’re ready to help you make your home officially pest-free