What could possibly be worse than finding that you have a rodent in your home? Finding a rodent has died in the ductwork of your home. This is a common, extremely stinky situation that many homeowners have found themselves in. When you are faced with a dead rodent in your ductwork, you want to work as quickly as possible to remove it because you can hardly stand the smell. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help you in a time that you may find a rodent has crawled in your ductwork and died.
Locate the Rodent in Your Ductwork
The first thing that will help you realize there is a problem will definitely be the scent. There are many places that a rodent can crawl into and die in your home. You could find them in your attic, crawlspace or ductwork. Anytime you are trying to figure out where the animal is, you can only follow the smell. Some people will spend hours and hours trying to follow the scent before they end up calling it quits and calling on professionals to help get to the bottom of the problem. This is especially true with your ductwork since it is such an intricate system.
Removing Dead Animals from Air Ducts
If you have been so lucky as to find the animal that has crawled into your ductwork and died, it is important that you remove it safely. To do so, you need to be armed with the right protective clothing. Rodents carry a long list of diseases that can be dangerous to you, so it’s important that you take this seriously. Once you have found the animal and successfully removed it, it is important that you disinfect the area to ensure there aren’t any lingering germs and bacteria. You will need the following supplies to get rid of any dead animal in your home.
– Garbage bags
– Paper towels
– Disinfectant spray
– Tools to lift it when animal is out of reach
Figure Out How Mice or Rats Got in your HVAC System
To avoid this problem happening again down the road, you need to figure out how the animal got in there in the first place. The key to avoiding rodents in your home is to practice exclusion methods. This means you need to take a close look at your home and even the ductwork to see where a rodent could have gained access and fix the problem to avoid future issues.
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Anytime there are dead rodents in your ductwork, it will most likely require the help of a professional. A professional pest control specialist will be able to safely remove any dead rodents from your ductwork, but you will need the help of the HVAC crew at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect your ductwork and make any repairs to it that may be needed to help you avoid this problem again. Call us today!