Indoor Air Quality
HVAC Pest Control: How To Get Mice and Other Wild Animals Out Of Your System
15 Jul, 2020

There’s no worse case scenario than a pest being in your HVAC system. Aside from strange noises and breeding concerns, it can leave an awful odor if it dies inside your ducts. So you need to make sure you’re protected.

Different reasons make your HVAC the most attractive point for your pests. One of them is your system being in bad condition, which means it has openings that allow pests to find their way into the HVAC.

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Pest Control In HVAC Systems

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Take steps to keep your HVAC system pest-free as follows:

  • Seal Your Ducts – Ducts are the most accessible entries used by pests. They enter through cracks and loose seals, but you can use the foil duct to seal cracks and a sealant for the big holes. Consider giving your work to a professional if it is extensive or hard-to-reach.
  • Install Flue and Vent Covers – Cover the screens and flue to prevent pests from finding a home in the pipes. The exterior flues are frequent victims, and small animals can easily shake them loose. To avoid this, use a wire mesh that can deter small insects, rodents and reptiles.
  • Keep Your HVAC System Clean – If the area around your HVAC is clean, it will not attract pests. Clear vegetations and other garbage near the HVAC system. Clean it with mild soap and water.
  • Change The Filters As Much As Possible – Changing the filters regularly will keep pests away. You can also use a chemical free spray around the system to prevent pests from coming close to the HVAC

Your HVAC should be checked by a professional technician regularly to help you know when there are unwanted visitors to the system. Looking for maintenance programs? Check out our Smart Society. 

As pest try to find a comfortable home in your HVAC, there is a high possibility they will damage it. The damage can be costly, but above all, they pose a health danger. The duct attracts rodents and reptiles because it keeps them cool during summer and warm in the winter season.

The pests find their way into the HVAC when it is off, but if you turn it on; they get killed by the wires or the motor.

What Happens To Your HVAC When A Pest Invades

Pests are likely to damage your HVAC system and stop it from functioning efficiently. The worst thing is how they pollute your home’s air. Their droppings can leave a lasting odor problem.

Pesticides are also a danger to your health and should not be inhaled. Some of them can affect the liver or kidneys.

Likewise, they can trigger allergies. Their dander pollutes the air and can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma. They can also block the flue and prevent poisonous gases from leaving your home.

If you’re looking for help with a pest invasion in your HVAC systems, including mice, rats, reptiles, or anything else, call smart72. We can help with preventative measures and ensure it doesn’t happen again. We can also provide you with trustworthy pest control experts if you are dealing with a current invasion.