Like with mice, squirrels, etc. You may also need an expert animal removal company to remove birds from air vents or attics. If you think the infestation is small, you can try to get rid of rodents yourself. You will need to turn off the HVAC system and remove all the vent covers.
You'll have to load a trap for each vent. Most do-it-yourselfers use bait traps with peanut butter, meat or cheese. Place the trap right inside the ventilation grille and wait. You need to check the corpses of rodents daily and replace the traps every day.
Once a pest control company successfully removes mice from their ducts, they'll want them inspected regularly. Even with the installation of barriers, mice can return to places where they were previously. Check the mousetraps every morning. Look at the ventilation grilles with a flashlight.
If the trap contains a mouse, remove the grille and remove the trap from the duct. Wearing rubber gloves, remove the mouse and store it in a resealable plastic bag. Discard the dead mouse and wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Continue to trap and discard mice until you have cleared the rodent population from your home.
Researchers have not yet discovered an insulating material that acts as a rodent deterrent 100% of the time. There is a product that advertises itself as rodent-proof and consists of a reflective type insulation, constructed with a kind of metallized film and a combination of nylon instead of the most common types of insulation. I studied the site a little further and found there a disclaimer for rodent damage. So, although this new product may be beneficial and perhaps better than the products that builders currently use, it is still not 100% rodent proof.
He used a flashlight and a 3m dust mask. I looked at my head through the entrance to the attic and let him do all the dirty work. I gave him a spray bottle full of water to keep his hand wet during the test. With the HVAC turned on and pressurized, he moistened his hand with the spray bottle and passed it over and along the ducts, detecting air leaks.
Once your ducts are free of mice, have them professionally cleaned. Mice leave hair, urine, feces, food and other water in the ducts. This waste can pollute the air, make your home smell bad, and potentially cause respiratory problems or illness. I'm not too familiar with the lingo of HVAC and being around it, but I do know that the ducts and the return system that sends air into your rooms must be well sealed or they are simply wasting money and air.
Some HVAC professionals and mouse exterminators say that cleaning the ducts as a preventive measure has not been conclusive and more to the point, for the do-it-yourselfer, vacuuming can worsen the situation by breaking down the chemicals into smaller particles, and you end up inhaling them as you clean. As with rodents, a thorough cleaning of the ducts by the experts at Rob's Albertan Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers or other debris that can cause disease. Even after rodents have disappeared, the air ducts will be contaminated with their debris, including hair, urine and feces, so you'll need to clean your air ducts. They can chew on air ducts and any insulating material that covers them, affecting the operation and performance of your HVAC system.
Call Rob's Albertan service experts now for a thorough duct cleaning to ensure that the air you breathe is healthy and free of pests. Since rodents lived in the ducts, you need to clean the ducts to remove any debris. A family of mice was discovered in the final duct where little air flowed, along with the urine and feces of mice nearby. Also, try to cover the ventilation grilles with vertical grilles, as they help prevent animals from nesting around the ventilation grilles and ducts.
A number of diseases are associated with rodents, they are spread by physical contact, bites and their body waste, so you will want to remove them from the air ducts. Rob's Albertan Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will clean most airway debris in your home. A thorough cleaning of the ducts can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to the wiring. Once successfully removed, you'll likely want to assess the damage to your air ducts and clean them.
The service experts at Rob's Albertan will come and see you and give you a thorough cleaning of the ducts and make sure Spider and any of his bug friends are out of there. Proper cleaning is important to reduce the risk of allergies, diseases and future mice in the ventilation grilles. The air change rate increases, reducing air recirculation and increasing the introduction of outside air. .